Invertebrates represent approximately 90% of the earth’s fauna and are a major contributor to the planet’s biodiversity. They play a vital role in the functioning of the environment and provide humans with a variety of foods, medicines, and other essential products. Yet despite their importance, the most common human reaction to invertebrates is negative. Insects, spiders, and crustaceans reliably engender an adverse response, ranging from indifference to disgust. They are not valued, particularly in Western society, and are perceived as unclean, unattractive, and/or dangerous by most cultures.
|Title of host publication||Ancient Memphis, 'Enduring is the Perfection'|
|Subtitle of host publication||proceedings of the international conference held at Macquarie University, Sydney, on August 14-15, 2008|
|Place of Publication||Leuven|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||International Conference on Ancient Memphis - Sydney|
Duration: 14 Aug 2008 → 15 Aug 2008
|Name||Orientalia Lovaniensia analecta|
|Conference||International Conference on Ancient Memphis|
|Period||14/08/08 → 15/08/08|
Evans, L. (2012). Micro-Memphis: the representation of invertebrates in Memphite art. In L. Evans (Ed.), Ancient Memphis, 'Enduring is the Perfection': proceedings of the international conference held at Macquarie University, Sydney, on August 14-15, 2008 (pp. 1-3). (Orientalia Lovaniensia analecta; Vol. 214). Leuven: Peeters.