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  • Insectsby Robert Evans Snodgrass

    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...

  • The Insectsby R. F. Chapman; Stephen J. Simpson; Angela E. Douglas

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    A long-awaited update of the standard textbook on insect structure and function, revised by a team of eminent insect physiologists. more...

  • Empire of the Beetleby Andrew Nikiforuk

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico. Often appearing in masses larger than schools of killer whales, the beetles engineered... more...

  • The Braconid and Ichneumonid Parasitoid Waspsby Donald L. J. Quicke

    Wiley 2014; US$ 214.50

    The Ichneumonoidea is a vast and important superfamily of parasitic wasps, with some 60,000 described species and estimated numbers far higher, especially for small-bodied tropical taxa. The superfamily comprises two cosmopolitan families - Braconidae and Ichneumonidae - that have largely attracted separate groups of researchers, and this, to a considerable... more...

  • Echinoideaby Heinke A.G. Schultz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 350.00

    This volume is the first of two books on recent sea urchins (class Echinoidea). The descriptions with illustrations enable the reader to identify most of the species living today in our oceans. Recent scientific results are included. Vol. 1 treats the sea urchins with pentameral symmetry and includes the cidarids and the regular Acroechinoidea.... more...

  • Sex on Six Legsby Marlene Zuk

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 13.99

    Biologist Marlene Zuk takes us on a fascinating tour of the world of insects, questioning our long-held assumptions about cooperation, family loyalty, the nature of personality, and teaching an old bug new tricks. Insects show us that the rules of life are not nearly as rigid as we might think. more...

  • Bark Beetlesby Fernando E. Vega; Richard W. Hofstetter

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 129.95

    Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species provides a thorough discussion of these economically important pests of coniferous and broadleaf trees and their importance in agriculture. It is the first book in the market solely dedicated to this important group of insects, and contains 15 chapters on natural history and ecology,... more...

  • Coevolution of Life on Hostsby Dale H. Clayton; Sarah E. Bush; Kevin P. Johnson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    For most, the mere mention of lice forces an immediate hand to the head and recollection of childhood experiences with nits, medicated shampoos, and traumatic haircuts. But for a certain breed of biologist, lice make for fascinating scientific fodder, especially enlightening in the study of coevolution. In this book, three leading experts on host-parasite... more...

  • The Homing Instinctby Bernd Heinrich

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95

    A captivating exploration of the homing instinct in animals, and what it means for human happiness and survival, from the celebrated naturalist and author of Mind of the Raven , Why We Run , and Life Everlasting more...

  • In Praise of Beesby Elizabeth Birchall

    Quiller 2014; US$ 43.75

    This fascinating and comprehensive book explores the bee?s place in human society from prehistoric cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world a cabinet whose drawers are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping, myth, religion, politics, philosophy and folklore. There is a selection of verse and... more...