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  • The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australiaby Michael F Braby

    CSIRO Publishing 2004; US$ 39.95

    A complete field guide to all butterfly species on Australia?s mainland and its remote islands. 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...

  • 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

    Bernd Heinrich receives a letter from a severely ill friend asking if he might have a "green burial" at Heinrich's hunting camp, and the acclaimed biologist/author sets out to explore exactly how the animal world deals with the death-to-life cycle and what we can learn from the process, both ecologically and spiritually. more...

  • The Homing Instinctby Bernd Heinrich

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 27.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Buzz in the Meadowby Dave Goulson

    Picador 2015; US$ 25.99

    A CONSERVATIONIST'S DEEPLY PERSONAL AND FASCINATING REFLECTION ON OWNING AND REVITALIZING A FARM IN RURAL FRANCE A Sting in the Tale , Dave Goulson?s account of a lifetime studying bees, was a powerful call to arms for nature lovers everywhere. Brilliantly reviewed, it was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for the best nonfiction book of... more...