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- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 20.99
winged obsession The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler One of the world's most beautiful endangered species, butterflies are as lucrative as gorillas, pandas, and rhinos on the black market. And in this cutthroat $200 million business, no one made more money thanor posed as great an ecological danger... more...
- Amherst Media, Inc. 2000; US$ 19.99
Starting with a basic discussion of butterfly anatomy, this book delves into the details of their habits and habitats, including where and how they live and where and when to look for specific breeds, in order to help photographers find butterflies and lure them in front of the camera. An equally thorough discussion of technique—including using auto... more...
- The Experiment 2011; US$ 14.95
Bill Turnbull had no intention of becoming a beekeeper. But when he saw an ad for beekeeping classes?after a swarm of bees landed in his suburban backyard?it seemed to be a sign. Despite being stung on the head?twice?at his first hands-on beekeeping class, Turnbull found himself falling in love with the fascinating, infuriating honeybee. As a new... more...
- Algonquin Books 2011; US$ 18.95
In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes?creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world?s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic,... more...
- Random House Struik 2012; US$ 16.99
Spiders of southern Africa provides sharp insight into the complex, mysterious and fascinating world of spiders. Reflecting the latest taxonomic information, this book discusses the origins of arachnids, their bewildering variety, their classification, physical and behavioural characteristics, dangerous species, and finding and studying spiders. Species... more...
- Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 18.95
Whether you're a beginning beekeeper or one with a season or two of experience, Richard Bonney tells you how to keep bees successfully. With this practical guide, you'll learn every step of the process, from acquiring bees to installing a colony, managing a hive, preventing and treating diseases, and taking a crop of honey. more...
- Random House Struik 2012; US$ 30.00
This is the first comprehensive field guide to the insects of South Africa, with descriptions of over 1 200 of the region?s insects. The easy-to-read accounts cover identification, biology, distribution and related species, and are accompanied by superb colour photography. Many of the insects described occur widely in the rest of Africa and further... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 24.73
Shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize Dave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into the mysterious ways of the bumblebee and his mission to protect our rarest bees. Once commonly found in the... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available
Ever since man first cultivated plants and grew crops, insects, mites and other creatures have risen to prominence as pests, but it is only throughout the last two centuries that we have come to study them in any detail. more...