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The Smaller Majority By Piotr Naskrecki

The Smaller Majority
by Piotr Naskrecki

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This large-format volume of color photographs takes readers on a magnificent visual journey into the remote world of small tropical organisms critical to biodiversity. A unique introduction to the overlooked life under our feet, this book offers a fully informed, deeply felt understanding of the importance of the world's smaller, teeming life.
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The Smaller Majority by Piotr Naskrecki

Smaller, on average, than a human finger, creatures climbing, scampering, and flying out of sight make up 99 percent of all animal life visible to the naked eye. This is the "smaller majority" that we meet eye-to-eye, often for the first time and certainly as never before, in Piotr Naskrecki's spectacular book. A large-format volume of over 400 exquisite, full-color photographs, some depicting animals never before captured with a camera, The Smaller Majority takes us on a visual journey into the remote world of organisms that, however little known, overlooked, or even reviled, are critical to the biodiversity of the tropics, and to the life of our planet. Here are the species who truly dominate the tropics, both in terms of their diversity and the ecological functions they play: invertebrates such as insects, arachnids, or flatworms, but also little-known vertebrates such as the pygmy chameleons of Madagascar or legless, underground frog kin known as caecilians; here is behavior never before documented, as in katydids preying upon one another, photographed in places few have visited. Using pioneering camera techniques that allow us to see the world of these creatures from their point of view, the book exposes the environment in which they live, the threats they face, and the devastating impact their disappearance may have. A unique introduction to the marvelous variety of the overlooked life under our feet, Naskrecki's book returns us to a child's sense of wonder with a fully informed, deeply felt understanding of the importance of so much of the world's smaller, teeming life.

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The Smaller Majority Reviews


"I loved (if that's the mot juste) the richly-hued beasties who crawl through Piotr Naskrecki's survey of insects and mini-reptiles." - Boyd Tonkin, The Independent"

About Piotr Naskrecki


Piotr Naskrecki is an Associate in Entomology at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Table of Contents


Prologue: How I Discovered the Smaller Majority Tropical Humid Forests Savannas Deserts Epilogue: New Life Photographing the Smaller Majority Resources Acknowledgments Species Index

Additional information

GOR010305289
The Smaller Majority by Piotr Naskrecki
Piotr Naskrecki
Used - Good
Paperback
Harvard University Press
2007-11-09
288
0674025628
9780674025622
Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards: Environment/Ecology/Nature Category Silver Award 2006
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.