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Why insects matter : Earth's most essential species

Solomon, Scott, (lecturer.). Teaching Company, (presenter.).

Summary: In many ways, insects are just like us. Elaborate mating rituals, a variety of parenting styles, and a plethora of careers from architects and engineers to farmers and ranchers. Like us, they’re able to share complex information essential for survival, significantly impact their environment, and recycle. But insects outdo us in so many respects. The truth is, our planet belongs to insects. In 24 captivating lectures beautifully illustrated with graphics, photos, and video footage, Professor Scott Solomon shares his passion for these extraordinary creatures. Why Insects Matter: Earth’s Most Essential Species will open your eyes to evolutionary accomplishments you had never even imagined.

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  • ISBN: 9781644652077
  • ISBN: 1644652072
  • Physical Description: videodisc
    4 videodiscs (732 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
  • Publisher: Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, [2022]

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General Note: Title from disc labels.
24 lectures.
Course No. 1530.
In English ; closed-captioned.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Course guidebook includes bibliographical references (pages 227-233).
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1. Insects living all around you! -- Insect bodies and human history -- Insect life cycles and reproduction -- Insect behaviors and communication -- Why so many beetles? -- Pollinators we cannot live without -- Disc 2. Insect herbivores -- Insect pests -- Insect-borne disease -- Plants that partner with insects -- Insects as food for animals and plants -- Insects as food for people -- Disc 3. Insects as predators -- Insects as parasites and parasitoids -- Insect recyclers -- Insects that fly -- Insects adapted to aquatic life -- Insect songs and sounds -- Disc 4. Insects as farmers -- Fruit flies and other research insects -- Insects in art, literature, and film -- Collecting insects -- The disappearing insects -- Sharing planet Earth with insects.
Participant or Performer Note: Lecturer: Associate Teaching Professor Scott Solomon, Rice University.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
In English ; closed-captioned.
Subject: Insects
Genre: Lecture
Educational films.
Instructional films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Educational films.
Instructional films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films éducatifs.
Films de formation.
Films autres que de fiction.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.

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