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Title: British Insect Life. A Popular Introduction to Entomology, with 8 Illustrations in Colour by Alfred Priest and 32 Half-Tone Plates Comprising 248 Figures.
Description: London, T.Werner Laurie Ltd. 1929. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Ill.: Priest, Alfred. The head of the spine is bumped and the head of the front paste down chipped, else a clean and solid copy. Includes a loose catalogue of other Werner publications. "Edward Step FLS (11 November 1855 1931) was the author of many popular and specialist books on various aspects of nature.[1] He wrote many books on botany, zoology and mycology, which were published between 1894 and (posthumously) 1941.. He also contributed to the periodical, Science-Gossip: An Illustrated Monthly Record of Nature, Country Lore & Applied Science..Step created a myth of a mouse-eating grasshopper in his book 'Marvels of Insect Life (1915), where he wrote, "In the British Museum (Natural History) there is a specimen of one of the largest known locusts, which was received from a missionary in the Congo Free State a few years ago, who had taken it in the act of feasting upon a mouse it had caught.. The locust in question does not confine its attention to mice; large spiders, beetles and other insects, and probably small nestling birds serve it equally for food."[2] In fact, no grasshopper is known to feed on mice." (Wikipedia). Very Good/No Jacket.

Keywords: Entomology British Insects Priest, Alfred

Price: AUD 20.00 = appr. US$ 13.84 Seller: Good Reading Second Hand Books
- Book number: 016192



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