Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles (Hardcover)

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By Mark Kurlansky, Jia Liu (Illustrator)
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Staff Reviews

A fantastic non-fiction book about how “bugs” affect the ecosystem. From millions of years ago pollinators to today (with their declining populations) we see how important these sometimes less-than-graceful beings can be. Kurlansky shows how man and creature interacts with each other (sometimes positively, sometimes detrimentally). Packed full of amazing and funny information. Black and white illustrations enhance everything. — Jeanette


By now you've probably heard that bees are disappearing--but they aren't the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This middle grade nonfiction explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of insects. Exploring human causes, like the Baltimore electric company that collected fireflies to attempt to harness their phosphorescent lighting source, to natural occurrences, like the mysterious colony collapse disorder that plagues bee populations, master nonfiction storyteller Mark Kurlansky shows just how much bugs matter to our world.

About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books, including A World Without Fish for young readers and Milk, Salt, and Cod for adults. He has received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Bon Appetit's Food Writer of the Year Award, the James Beard Award, and the Glenfiddich Award. He lives in New York City. www.markkurlansky.com

Praise For…

“In his histories of cod and oysters, Mark Kurlansky described how those species once thrived in the wild, and how they were depleted. [World Without Fish] casts an even wider net and...creates a compelling narrative for young people.” —The New York Times

“Urgent” —Publishers Weekly

“An important and timely resource full of fascinating facts.” —Booklist

“Accessible, informational, and often humorous.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Fascinating title.” —School Library Connection

“An informative discussion of evolutionary biology and ecology” —Horn Book Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781547600854
ISBN-10: 1547600853
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: November 12th, 2019
Pages: 176
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