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Dance of the Dung Beetles Marcus Byrne

Dance of the Dung Beetles

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    Dance of the Dung Beetles

    Editorial: Wits University Press

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9781776142361

    Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

    $30.00

    Medios de pago
      Dance of the Dung Beetles Marcus Byrne

      Dance of the Dung Beetles

      $30.00

      Medios de pago

        Dance of the Dung Beetles

        Editorial: Wits University Press

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9781776142361

        Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

        $30.00

        Medios de pago
          Sinopsis
          In this sweeping history of more than 3 000 years, beginning with Ancient Egypt, scientist Marcus Byrne and writer, Helen Lunn capture the diversity of dung beetles and their unique behaviour patterns. Dung beetles’ fortunes have followed the shifts from a world dominated by a religion that symbolically incorporated them into some of its key concepts of rebirth, to a world in which science has largely separated itself from religion and alchemy. With over 6 000 species found throughout the world, these unassuming but remarkable creatures are fundamental to some of humanity’s most cherished beliefs and have been ever present in religion, art, literature, science and the environment. They are at the centre of current gene research, play an important role in keeping our planet healthy, and some nocturnal dung beetles have been found to navigate by the starry skies. Outlining the development of science from the point of view of the humble dung beetle is what makes this charming story of immense interest to general readers and entomologists alike.
          Acerca de Marcus Byrne

          Marcus Byrne is Professor in the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has studied dung beetles for more than 30 years.

          Acerca de Helen Lunn

          Helen Lunn has a PhD in Musicology and has a wide research base. She has worked in both academic and popular writing environments

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