Insects Did It First

by Gregory S. Paulson and Eric R. Eaton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/14/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781984564610
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781984564634
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781984564627

About the Book

This is a fascinating account of more than eighty insect “firsts.” Velcro, bungee jumping, air-conditioning, and chemical warfare are a few of the firsts covered in this book authored by two professional entomologists. The text is illustrated with humorous anthropomorphized insects. It is written for a general audience but is of special interest to teachers and entomologists.

About the Author

Gregory S. Paulson - Dr. Paulson's career in entomology has been devoted to the applied side of the science. He is especially interested in developing alternatives to pesticides for insect control. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa in a WHO filariasis research program and studied plant pathology in Hawaii. Most recently he studied ant population structure in the forests of Pennsylvania. Recently retired, he is a professor emeritus of biology at Shippensburg University (PA) and lives in Oregon with his wife, Pam. Eric R. Eaton – Mr. Eaton is a writer specializing in natural history. He has worked as an entomologist for the Cincinnati Zoo and on private contract for the Smithsonian Institution, and various state and federal agencies. He is principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, and writes the blogs Bug Eric and Sense of Misplaced. He resides in Colorado with his wife, Heidi.