Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
Nina Marie Andersen

Beetles, bugs and butterflies

Insektenes hemmeligheter

Discover the world of insects! In this book, you will find stories about insects in many different countries: underwater in lakes and streams, in forests, in your garden and in your house.
Find out how flies are able to walk upside down on your bedroom ceiling, why mosquito bites itch and which insect was the very first animal in space. You will also find stories about the strangest creepy-crawlies in the world.
Insects and creepy-crawlies are cool, gross and sometimes bothersome, but most of all they’re super useful to us humans – and we wouldn’t last long without them.

This book was written by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson with illustrations by Nina Marie Andersen. Anne is an insectologist and loves telling people all about exciting creepy-crawlies. She is also the author of Terra Insecta for adults, which has been nominated for the Brage Prize, translated into twenty four languages and become an international bestseller.

Sverdrup thygeson insektenes hemmeligheter
Sverdrup thygeson, anne photo sturlason
Photo: Sturlason

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson is a professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås, 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.