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- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 35.00
Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring back at us. About 80 percent of the Earth?s animals are insects. While there are millions of different species, we rarely see many of them .... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 10.95
This welcome addition to Iowa?s popular series of laminated guides?the twenty-seventh in the series?illustrates fifty-one species commonly found in the Upper Midwest states of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Saturniid, or Giant Silk moths, are well named. Their large size?up to 6.5 inches for the cecropia moth?and... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 25.99
In One Hundred Butterflies, photographer Harold Feinstein showcases butterfly varieties from around the world, turning exquisite details into mesmerizing works of art. Feinstein's breathtaking photographs capture the color, vibrancy, and infinite variety of patterns that occur on the wings of these ornate insects. One hundred impeccably reproduced,... more...
- 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 $200 million business, no one made more money thanor posed as great an ecological danger... more...
- The Experiment 2011; US$ 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$ 11.00
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...