Lavishly illustrated with breathtaking macro-photography, each chapter of this 160-page hard cover with dustjacket book focuses on a specific aspect of minibeasts and includes introductory text followed by images and informative captions.
Among the topics covered are the jobs minibeasts perform that enable life on earth to exist, as well as the ways in which they have evolved to suit their environments and how we borrow ideas from them in the fields of biotechnology, engineering and design.
As we will come to realise, from new medical drugs to hi-tech robotics, minibeasts provide a wealth of material for humans to draw on to help solve our 21st century problems.
The author, Alan Henderson, has had a fascination for invertebrates his entire life. He has successfully combined this with his other passion, macro photography, and his images have been published around the world. Alan operates Minibeast Wildlife from the tropical paradise of Kuranda, Queensland. This stunning insight into the micro world of the minibeasts reveals the critical roles these true rulers of our world play in our future survival. Simply put, without the invertebrates (insects) and other tiny critters, humans would not survive.