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- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 48.99
One of the only books to treat the whole spider, from its behavior and physiology to its neurobiology and reproductive characteristics, Biology of Spiders is considered a classic in spider literature. First published in German in 1979, the book is now in its third edition, and has established itself as the supreme authority on these fascinating creatures.... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 189.00
More than two thirds of all living organisms described to date belong to the phylum Arthropoda. But their diversity, as measured in terms of species number, is also accompanied by an amazing disparity in terms of body form, developmental processes, and adaptations to every inhabitable place on Earth, from the deepest marine abysses to the earth surface... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
Every autumn, the monarch butterflies east of the Rockies migrate from as far north as Canada to Mexico. Memory is not their guide ? no one butterfly makes the round trip ? but each year somehow find their way to the same fifty acres of forest on the high slopes of Mexico?s Neovolcanic Mountains, and then make the return trip in the spring. In Four... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00
Monarch butterflies abound in Canada. We marvel at their beauty and the magic of their metamorphosis. Familiar as they are to us, these tiny creatures nevertheless harbour many secrets. Perhaps the deepest mystery is the monarchs' annual migration. Each autumn, they travel unimaginably long distances, something no other butterflies do. How do they... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available
Discover over 325 species of butterfly and moth found in Britain and Northwest Europe with this new edition, in association with the RSPB, now in ebook format From the Short-tailed Blue Butterfly to the Winter Moth, discover over 325 species of butterflies and moths with this pocket-sized guide. In-situ photographs and no nonsense notes covering... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available
A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to insects you will find From wasps to beetles, discover over 550 insects, spiders and other terrestrial arthropods. Focusing on 300 of the main insect families and covering the incredible diversity of the group, clear photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions will help... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2007; Not Available
Whether you are an insect lover or an up-and-coming arachnid expert, learn everything you need to know to quickly and identify easily over 800 insects and spiders found in the UK and Europe. From wasps to centipedes, this is the ideal in-the-field or on-the-move reference. more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 40.00
The ink our ancestors wrote with, the beeswax in altar candles, the honey on our toast, the silk we wear. This enchanting book is a highly entertaining exploration of the myriad ways insects have enriched our lives?culturally, economically, and aesthetically. Entomologist and writer Gilbert Waldbauer describes in loving, colorful detail how many of... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 16.95
The bee may have a brain the size of a grass seed, but in its brief, five-week life it works as a brood nurse, wax producer, comb builder, honey maker, home guard, and floral forager. Bees: Nature's Little Wonders invites readers to take a new look at creatures that are both familiar and wondrously odd. It considers the diversity and biology of... more...
- Random House Struik 2012; US$ 32.00
Designed for easy identification in the field, this guide features all of South Africa?s more than 660 butterfly species. Species entries provide details of identification, habits, flight periods, broods, typical habitat, distribution and larval food source. Full-colour photographs show male and female forms and upper- and undersides (wherever possible).... more...