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Author Brackenbury, John.

Title Insects in flight / John Brackenbury
Published London : Blandford ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub., 1992


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 W'PONDS  595.701852 Bra/Iif  AVAILABLE
Description 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents Costs and benefits of flight -- The machinery of flying -- Into flight -- Wing strength and flexibility -- Speed, power and flight control -- Forces out of "thin" air -- Galleons of the breeze -- Flight without wings -- Coping with a new challenge
Summary Zoologist Brackenbury (veterinary anatomy, U. of Cambridge) has developed unique photographic techniques for studying insects in free flight, and this stunning volume could easily be the catalog for an art exhibition. While the 100 color photographs are the centerpiece, the accompanying text on the distinctive machinery of insect flight is highly readable and informative, and includes simple instructions on camera technique for amateur photographers and entomologists. Distributed in the US by Sterling. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Analysis Insects Flight
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [190]) and index
Subject Insects -- Flight -- Pictorial works.
Insects -- Flight.
LC no. 93106488
ISBN 0713723017