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  • Parasite Rexby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2000; US$ 15.99

    Henry Gee Senior Editor at Nature and author of In Search of Deep Time As Zimmer shows, parasites are the real drivers of evolution: we live at best only arm's length from the unseen creatures that control our lives. Zimmer loves his subject, and his treatment is gentle rather than sensational: the understatement only heightens the horror. Read... more...

  • A Buzz in the Meadowby Dave Goulson

    Picador 2015; US$ 25.99

    DAVE GOULSON studied biology at Oxford University and is now a professor of biological sciences at the University of Stirling. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, whose groundbreaking conservation work earned him the Heritage Lottery Award for Best Environmental Project and "Social Innovator of the Year" from the Biology and Biotechnology... more...

  • Sex on Six Legsby Marlene Zuk

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 13.99

    CHAPTER 1 If You?re So Smart, Why Aren?t You Rich? Learning on Six Legs THE FAMOUS eighteenth-century naturalist Jean-Henri Fabre meticulously examined the mason bees of his native France, marveling at the tiny clay cells they constructed as cradles for their helpless larvae. When the young bee is ready to emerge, under the normal scheme of things... 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...

  • 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...

  • Pests of the Native California Conifersby David Wood; Thomas Koerber; Robert F. Scharpf; Andrew Storer

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 50.00

    This guide synthesizes the most current information available on the pests and environmental conditions that can damage California?s conifers, the vast majority of native trees in the state. Authoritative and easy-to-use, it is an essential reference for biologists, arborists, ecologists, foresters and everyone who needs up-to-date information on conifer... more...

  • Life Everlastingby Bernd Heinrich

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 15.95

    INTRODUCTION If you would know the secret of death you must seek it in the heart of life. ? Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet   . . . . Earth?s the right place for love; I don?t know where it?s likely to go better. ? Robert Frost, ?Birches?   Yo, Bernd ? I?ve been diagnosed with a severe illness and am trying to get my final disposition arranged... more...

  • Mosquitoby Andrew Spielman

    Hachette Books 2001; Not Available

    Now in paperback--a fascinating work of popular science from a world-renowned expert on mosquitoes and a prize-winning reporter. In this lively and comprehensive portrait of the mosquito, its role in history, and its threat to mankind, Spielman and D'Antonio take a mosquito's-eye view of nature and man. They show us how mosquitoes breed, live, mate,... more...

  • Longhorned Woodboring Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae and Disteniidae)by Steven W. Lingafelter; Eugenio H. Nearns; Gérard L. Tavakilian; Miguel A. Monné; Michael Biondi

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 69.95

    In terms of quantity and breadth, the Smithsonian Institution?s collection of longhorned woodboring beetles is one of the most important in the world. The effort to establish and describe this collection began as early as 1889, when the Smithsonian hired its first coleopterist (who was also only the second salaried entomologist at the Institution).... more...