A European paper wasp on a leaf. Biology professor Dave Goulson’s charming descriptions of the beauty and extraordinary behavioural adaptations of insects of all kinds should interest many of us and help increase understanding of their vital role in life. Photo:  Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images
A European paper wasp on a leaf. Biology professor Dave Goulson’s charming descriptions of the beauty and extraordinary behavioural adaptations of insects of all kinds should interest many of us and help increase understanding of their vital role in life. Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images

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Why insects matter, why they should fascinate you, and how to stop humankind wiping them out

  • Insects are being wiped out, with consequences for us all. In Silent Earth – Averting the Insect Apocalypse, Dave Goulson explains what you can do to stop it
  • This biology professor isn’t preachy, though – he wants you to be curious about, and to admire and value, insects for their beauty and extraordinary behaviours

A European paper wasp on a leaf. Biology professor Dave Goulson’s charming descriptions of the beauty and extraordinary behavioural adaptations of insects of all kinds should interest many of us and help increase understanding of their vital role in life. Photo:  Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images
A European paper wasp on a leaf. Biology professor Dave Goulson’s charming descriptions of the beauty and extraordinary behavioural adaptations of insects of all kinds should interest many of us and help increase understanding of their vital role in life. Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images
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