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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...