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- Dover Publications 2015; US$ 12.95
Originally published by the U.S. Bureau of Entomology, this book was written by a specialist in insect anatomy. Rich in fascinating facts, the treatment is completely nontechnical in its approach and illustrated with hundreds of drawings, each rendered in fascinating detail. Readers receive an overview of insect life ? metamorphosis, digestion, reproduction,... 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 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...
- 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...
- Storey Publishing, LLC 1981; US$ 3.95
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence... 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...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 21.00
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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available
Insects are the most extreme organisms on Earth and, despite their diminutive size, they wield inordinate power. With the exception of the polar icecaps, every terrestrial ecosystem on earth is colonized by them, and they account for almost three-quarters of all named animals ? that's one million species at the last count! more...