- Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: x, 465 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Deftly combining the anecdotal and the scientific, Raffles offers a stunningly original exploration of the beautiful, ancient, successful, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different insect species with which we share this world.
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