Bert Brunet is an acutely observant photographer, illustrator and writer, and a naturalist of considerable standing. He has twice won the Zoo Le Souef Memorial Award, a national prize presented for contributions to entomological scientific research. His first book, The Silken Web, won the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, highly acclaimed Whitley Award in 1994. Australian Insects: a Natural History is Bert third book. It is the culmination of his insatiable curiosity with how Australia insects have adapted to survive the natural forces of this ancient land.