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Beetles: The Natural History and Diversity of Coleoptera
By Stephen A. Marshall
Firefly Books, 2018
ISBN: 0228100690
Cite: 1599313
784 pages, profusely illustrated, similar in style/quality to his other insect volumes.

In Beetles: The Natural History and Diversity of Coleoptera, Marshall has again applied his deep knowledge of the insect world. Comprehensive and packed with 27 pages of richly illustrated keys and 4,500 color illustrations, it provides the reader with a colorful and enjoyable introduction to the natural history of a huge group of organisms, along with an overview of the diversity of fascinating families included in the group. The subject of this book is an enormous one, since the beetles, or Coleoptera, include almost 400,000 named species.

Marshall opens with a description of what makes a beetle a beetle, and then introduces the natural history of the order with copious examples and explanations.