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What Good Are Bugs?

Insects in the Web of Life

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674016323

Publication Date: 10/25/2004


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 halftones


  • Macrocosm
  • Helping Plants
    • 1. Pollinating
    • 2. Dispersing Seeds
    • 3. Supplying Food
    • 4. Providing Defense
  • Helping Animals
    • 5. Giving Sustenance
    • 6. Giving Protection
  • Limiting Population Growth
    • 7. Controlling Plant Populations
    • 8. Controlling Insect Populations
    • 9. Controlling Vertebrate Populations
  • Cleaning Up
    • 10. Recycling Dead Animals
    • 11. Recycling Dung
    • 12. Recycling Dead Plants
  • Microcosm
  • Selected Readings
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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