The Complete Insect: Anatomy, Physiology, Evolution, and Ecology (Hardcover)

The Complete Insect: Anatomy, Physiology, Evolution, and Ecology By David A. Grimaldi (Editor) Cover Image
By David A. Grimaldi (Editor)
On Our Shelves Now at Some of Our Stores
On hand as of May 17 10:30am
On hand as of May 17 10:37am


A beautifully illustrated exploration of the world's most extraordinary animals

With an astounding 3.5 million species occupying virtually every habitat on Earth, insects are one of the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, from the humble bee to the agile praying mantis. Taking you inside the extraordinary world of insects, The Complete Insect explores all aspects of the natural history of these remarkable creatures, providing a close-up look at their fascinating anatomy, physiology, evolution, ecology, behavior, and more. It features hundreds of stunning color photographs and illustrations and draws on a broad range of examples, from familiar ants to iridescent jewel beetles. A celebration of the rich complexity of insect life, The Complete Insect is a must-have book for insect enthusiasts and armchair naturalists.
  • An absorbing, wide-ranging, and beautiful exploration of the fascinating natural history of insects
  • Features a wealth of stunning full-color photographs from the field
  • Includes photomicrographs and electron micrographs that offer a rare view of normally invisible structures
  • Examines the complex relationship between humans and insects
  • Integrates physiological adaptations with ecology and behavior

About the Author

David A. Grimaldi is an entomologist and curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where he is also a professor at its Gilder Graduate School. He is the coauthor of Evolution of the Insects and collaborated with photographer Levon Biss on the book and exhibition Extinct and Endangered: Insects in Peril.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780691243108
ISBN-10: 0691243107
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English


Digital Audio Books

Get a Gift Card

Gift Cards

Nine Stores in Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties

Petaluma Store

140 Kentucky Street
click for hours & info


140 Kentucky Street
click for hours & info

Sebastopol Store

138 N.Main Street
click for hours & info

Santa Rosa Store

(Montgomery Village)
775 Village Court
click for hours & info

Healdsburg Store

104 Matheson Street
click for hours & info

Napa Store

1300 First Street, Suite 398

click for hours & info

Calistoga Store

1330 Lincoln Avenue
click for hours & info

San Rafael Store

1200 4th Street

click for hours & info

Novato Store

999 Grant Avenue
Suite 105
(415) 763-3052
click for hours & info

Larkspur Store
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle
(415) 870-9843
click for hours & info

Headquarters (Offices)

139 Edman Way 
click for hours & info