Three new Introductions have been published this month. Find out more:
- Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.), by Sebastian G. B. Amyes, explores the nature of bacteria, which are the most abundant form of life on the planet. The first organisms to evolve, they include forms that can survive the toughest environments, from deep rocks to frozen wastes.
- Fluid Mechanics: A Very Short Introduction, by Eric Lauga, studies the field of fluid mechanics, an important branch of physics concerned with the way in which fluids, such as liquids and gases, behave when in motion and at rest.
- Insects: A Very Short Introduction, by Simon Leather, explores the insects’ evolution, behaviour, and development, highlighting their pivotal role in supporting ecosystems across the planet. It considers the threats of pesticides and climate change on the insect population, and the potentially catastrophic impact of their decline.