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A Walk Around the Pond: Insects in and over the Water

by Gilbert Waldbauer (2006): An entertaining and highly accurate and informative account of the lives of aquatic insects. Waldbauer conducts a broad survey of aquatic insects; discusses the origin and evolution of insects; tours aquatic insect habitats; describes the ingenious methods by which aquatic insects breathe, eat, move, and reproduce; details their varied defense and survival mechanisms; and explains why predators and parasites are important. This book is sure to fascinate not only interested lay readers but also entomologists.