A water strider darts across a pond, its feet dimpling the surface tension; a giant water bug dives below, carrying his mate's eggs on his back; and, hidden among plant roots on the silty bottom, a dragonfly larva stalks unwary minnows. Take this walk around the pond with Gilbert Waldbauer and discover the most amazingly diverse inhabitants of the freshwater world.
Gilbert Waldbauer is Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
A First Look 1. Who's Who in the Water 2. Where They Live 3. The Breath of Life 4. Finding Food and Eating 5. Going Places 6. The Next Generation 7. On Being Eaten 8. How Not to be Eaten 9. Coping with the Climate 10. Our Friends and Enemies Selected Readings Acknowledgments Index