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Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson is a professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in As, Norway, as well as a scientific advisor for The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA. She has a Doctorate degree in conservation biology and lectures on nature management and forest biodiversity. Her research focuses on insect ecology. In addition she has studied history and is interested in outreach activities, runs a science blog and is a regular guest on the popular science radio programme EKKO - Abel's Tower on NRK P2.

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'Extraordinary Insects is a joy' The Times

'Erudite, enlightening and entertaining (...) a timely reminder of the fragility of our ecosystem and the vital role that insects play in the future of the planet and humanity's existence' Countryman

'Extraordinary Insects is packed with wondrous information. There are more than 200 million insects on Earth for every human being and anyone wanting to learn more about them will find this book fascinating' Daily Express

'A fascinating new book [that] tells the remarkable story of insects living right under our noses' The Sun

'The enthusiasm of Professor Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson for insects is infectious. She communicates her extensive scientific knowledge in elegant, readable prose. A brilliant, informative read, full of fascinating facts about the species that help keep the world on an even keel.' Sunday Express

'[Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson] guides us round a huge cabinet of curiosities, and is the best kind of teacher. The stories she tells are so strange and absorbing that we don't notice that we're being systematically educated. [She] champions the insects primarily to champion us. She has a serious purpose, and succeeds magnificently.' Evening Standard

'A riotous party of colour, noise and humour, from the scatological to the sublime.' Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine

'Sverdrup-Thygeson, a Norwegian professor of life sciences, writes with such infectious and well-informed enthusiasm that it's impossible not to develop a new-found respect for insects.' Reader's Digest

'This excellent book by a Norwegian entomologist is filled with such infectious enthusiasm for the insect world...It's a book that will change the way you see the world. A genuine must-read.' WI Life Magazine

'A refreshing and surprising insight into some of the most underappreciated critters.' Magic Radio Book Club

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