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Author: STEP, EDWARD
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 7¾" - 9¾" 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. 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." 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