Fascinating Life Sciences

Why Every Fly Counts

A Documentation about the Value and Endangerment of Insects

Authors: Reckhaus, Hans-Dietrich

  • Unique current overview of the relationship between humans and insectsWell-researched numbers and correlations
  • Highlighting the value AND threats of insects, while showing their growing endangerment
  • Fascinating facts, contexts and background information
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This book discusses the beneficial and harmful effects of insects and explains their development and significance for biodiversity.Threatening pests or threatened beneficials? Biting midges are wonderful insects. The animals are so tiny and uniquely shaped that they are particularly good at pollinating the small and tight flowers of the cocoa tree. Without them, there would be much less chocolate. We associate other insects more with the damage that they cause. Mosquitoes and wasps bite us. Moth larvae damage textiles and contaminate foods. Ants undermine our paths and flies are just a pain.But what exactly is our relationship with insects? Are they more beneficial or harmful? What role do they play in the world? What are the effects of climate change: Will the number of insects continue to increase?

About the authors

Dr. Hans-Dietrich Reckhaus pursued his studies in business administration at the University of St. Gallen, which he completed in 1993 by receiving his Dr. oec. He has headed Reckhaus GmbH & Co KG in Bielefeld since 1995 in the second generation as the executive manager. With the quality seal „Insect Respect“ launched in 2012, Reckhaus strives for sustainable transformation in his sector. He was awarded the German Visionary Prize for this in 2014. This globally unique compensation model was triggered by a dialog with the Swiss conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin. They initiated the countermovement „saving instead of killing“ and in 2012, implemented the „Saving the flies“ action together with Hans-Dietrich Reckhaus. The entrepreneur regularly gives lectures and publishes about issues regarding SME leadership and sustainability. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reckhaus, Hans-Dietrich

    Pages 1-8

  • Insects as Beneficials

    Reckhaus, Hans-Dietrich

    Pages 9-40

  • Insects as Pests

    Reckhaus, Hans-Dietrich

    Pages 41-75

  • Insects Today and in the Future

    Reckhaus, Hans-Dietrich

    Pages 77-98

  • Conclusion: Hated, Threatened, and Worth Protecting

    Reckhaus, Hans-Dietrich

    Pages 99-100

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58765-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58764-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why Every Fly Counts
Book Subtitle
A Documentation about the Value and Endangerment of Insects
Authors
Series Title
Fascinating Life Sciences
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58765-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58765-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58764-6
Series ISSN
2509-6745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 111
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 illustrations in colour
Topics