Innumerable Insects: Before I saw it myself, a reader alerted me that she’d come upon a new book I shouldn’t miss, called “Innumerable Insects.”
“I’m just a nurse interested in the world, not a biologist.” said Teresa in her kind note to me. “And yet,” she said, “I found it very compelling and full of ancient, beautiful illustrations.”
Dr. Michael Engel is the author of “Innumerable Insects: The Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on Earth,” lavishly illustrated with historic prints from the American Museum of Natural History Library collection. Dr. Engel is a research affiliate at the museum, and also University Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Senior Curator of Entomology at the University of Kansas. He joined me to talk about insects–their evolution, and just how amazing they are.