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By Marianne Taylor

This ebook is an account of 2 years spent discovering Britain's so much magnificent and enigmatic bugs - the dragonflies and damselflies. the search to discover, photo, watch and know about dragons and damsels took the writer on a journey of various and beautiful wetlands up and down Britain, from the rugged wild peat bathrooms of north-west Scotland to the languid meanders of the Oxfordshire Thames. The account describes shut encounters with the dragons and damsels themselves, set opposed to backdrops of wealthy and important habitats teeming with a variety of different flora and fauna. it's also full of historical past element on dragonfly and damselfly ordinary historical past, and wetland ecology in most cases. The textual content is enlivened with line drawings and a piece of color images.

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