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Beetle battles: one scientist's journey of adventure and discovery
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Published:
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
170 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 8.1 - AR Pts: 5
Status:
Middletown/Russell Children's Nonfiction
J595.76 EML
Description

Join scientist Doug Emlen on his quest to find out why an elusive type of beetle grows weapons that are enormous for its body size.

What does it take to be a scientist in the field? Doug Emlen is a scientist. He studies beetles.

Specifically, he studies the evolution of beetle weapons--how their horns and armor change to better suit them in different environments.

This book starts with a mystery: Doug wanted to know why a particular type of beetle developed a massive evolutionary weapon. He wanted to know how these changes happened and what advantages these enormous weapons gave the tiny dung beetles.

So, he went to visit.

Part travel diary and part scientific exploration, Beetle Battles takes you deep into the South American rainforest to monitor beetles in their own habitat. Packed with color photographs, extensive back matter, and entertaining anecdotes, this book will make beetle fans out of all its young readers.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250147110, 1250147115
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 8.1, 5 Points

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-164) and index.
Description
Investigates how and why the tiny dung beetle developed massive evolutionary defensive capabilities and if the conditions leading to extreme beetle weapons may explain a similar evolution in the development of weapons by humans.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Emlen, D. J. (2019). Beetle battles: one scientist's journey of adventure and discovery. First edition. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Emlen, Douglas John, 1967-. 2019. Beetle Battles: One Scientist's Journey of Adventure and Discovery. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Emlen, Douglas John, 1967-, Beetle Battles: One Scientist's Journey of Adventure and Discovery. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Emlen, Douglas John. Beetle Battles: One Scientist's Journey of Adventure and Discovery. First edition. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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