You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Insects!

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Insects!


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Without insects to pollinate flowers, we would have no fruit.

This series takes readers (Ages 8-12) on a historical journey, examining how people coped in the past and how they developed ingenious ways to make life safer and less unpleasant. Each book features full-color cartoon-style illustrations and hilarious speech bubbles to heighten interest, making the series attractive even to reluctant readers.

Nasty stinging creatures that destroy crops and spread disease-if that's your opinion of insects, read this fascinating book to discover the other side of the story. Without bees, we would have no honey. Maggots eating a dead animal are not a pretty sight-but without them, we would have to find some other way to dispose of dead animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531214053
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Series: You Wouldn't Want to Live Without... Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 462,647
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Anne Rooney has written extensively on modern science, technology and contemporary issues for young people. She has worked in the computer industry for about 20 years, as well as advising educational bodies on various technological matters.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Insects Rule! 6

How Insects Work 8

Insect Life Cycles 10

Big Bad Bugs 12

Exterminate! 14

Destruction is Good! 16

Bugs Make the World Go Around 18

Bad Guys Turn Good 20

Insects in Science 22

Industrious Insects 24

Eat and Be Eaten 24

Good, Bad and Ugly Bugs 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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