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Beetle Battles

One Scientist’s Journey of Adventure and Discovery Written by Doug Emlen You don’t have to be a beetle lover like me to enjoy Beetle Battles. Emlen focuses on the evolution of the dung beetle, but readers will enjoy the many photos and details about beetles in general. One of my favorite is the photo of …

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Megabugs

And Other Prehistoric Critters That Roamed the Planet Written by Helaine Becker, Illustrated by John Bindon This book is both fascinating and freaky! If having a 4 inch scorpion crawl across your foot gives you shivers, imagine facing the 2 ft. 7 in. Pulmonoscorpius! Its survival strategy is referred to as the “toxic stab.” Yikes! …

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