Author(s): Dominic Couzens
Supremely colourful, among the most voracious predators of the insect world and on the wing for more than 300 million years, dragonflies and damselflies capture the imagination in so many ways. Yet many aspects of their fascinating lives are little-known to humans. This book provides an insight into a hidden world through engaging text and stunning close-up photography. This book combines insightful writing with rarely seen images of the life and behaviour of the world's dragonfly and damselfly species. There are chapters on subjects such as hunting, courtship and the emergence of the nymphs and their subsequent transformation into adult dragonflies. These insects are further brought to life through the personal experiences of the author and photographers, and these are woven into the text.
Suitable for those who have ever dreamt of seeing King Penguins in Antarctica, cassowaries in Queensland or cocks-of-the-rock in Peru, this book features detailed accounts of the best birdwatching sites in the world, giving background and first-hand experience of what you can find there. Each is ranked from one to 100.
Dominic Couzens is an ornithologist based in Dorset. He writes for magazines BBC Wildlife and Bird Watching and has written many books, including Atlas of Rare Birds and Birds: ID Insights.