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Insects & Spiders

  • Sarapiquí Chronicleby Allen M. Young

    University of New Mexico Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    The abundant insect life of the rainforests of northeastern Costa Rica is the subject of this engaging book, first published over twenty-five years ago and now including two new chapters on the rise of ecotourism in the region. more...

  • RSPB Spotlight Bumblebeesby Richard Comont

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Bumblebees are some of our most familiar insects, and are among the few that are almost universally viewed as 'friendly' ? their low buzzing is the quintessential sound of our gardens in the summertime. Spotlight Bumblebees considers all 24 UK bumblebee species, examining what made the group so successful and how circumstances have led to the survival... more...

  • Guerrilla Scienceby Ernesto Altshuler

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 27.11

    Full of drama, dedication, and humor, this book narrates the author?s often frustrating experiences working as an experimental physicist in Cuba after the disintegration of the so-called socialist block. Lacking finance and infrastructure, faced with makeshift equipment, unpredictable supplies, and unreliable IT, Altshuler tells how he and his students... more...

  • Monarchs and Milkweedby Anurag Agrawal

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Monarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colors and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico. Yet there is much more to the monarch than its distinctive presence and mythic journeying. In Monarchs and Milkweed , Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch... more...

  • Insect Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 8)by A. D. Imms

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 50.12

    Insect Natural History introduces the reader to some of the latest discoveries and ideas about British Insects. more...

  • Industrial Entomologyby Omkar

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 206.11

    This book is a compilation of writings focused on conventional and unconventional insect products. Some of these products are commercials successes, while others are waiting to be launched and are the potential produce of the future. In addition to the well known products honey, mulberry silk, and lac, the book primarily concentrates on silk producing... more...

  • Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Irelandby Paul Waring; Martin Townsend; Richard Lewington

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 31.99

    This latest edition of the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland has been fully revised, updated and restructured, bringing it in line with the latest thinking in taxonomy. Moths are illustrated in their natural resting postures, and there are also paintings of different forms, underwings and other details to help with identification.... more...

  • Call of Natureby Richard Jones

    Pelagic Publishing 2017; US$ 15.99

    Journey through the digestive systems of humans, farm and wild animals, and meet some of nature?s ultimate recyclers as they eat, breed in and compete for dung. The fall of bodily waste onto the ground is the start of a race against the clock as a multitude of dung-feeders and scavengers consume this rich food source. From the enigmatic dung-rolling... more...

  • The Ecology and Evolution of Heliconius Butterfliesby Chris D. Jiggins; Gerardo Lamas

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 97.99

    This is the first thorough and accessible treatment of the scientific literature on the ecology, genetics, and adaptive radiation of Heliconius butterflies: a classic model system in evolutionary biology. more...

  • A Book of Beesby Sam Potthoff; Sue Hubbell

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 14.99

    A New York Times Notable Book: ?A melodious mix of memoir, nature journal, and beekeeping manual? ( Kirkus Reviews ). Weaving a vivid portrait of her own life and her bees? lives, author Sue Hubbell lovingly describes the ins and outs of beekeeping on her small Missouri farm, where the end of one honey season is the start of the next. With three... more...