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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 226.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Insects of Irelandby Stephen McCormack; Eugenie Regan

    The Collins Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    Over 11,000 species of insects occur in Ireland but most are very small and escape notice. Identifying them accurately can be difficult or impossible. This comprehensive compact guide to over 120 of Ireland?s most popular insects includes all Irish species of butterflies, bumblebees, dragonflies, ladybirds, grasshoppers and shield bugs. All are illustrated... 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...