Moonlight Publishing Ltd. Jun 2009, 2009
180x158x20 mm. Buch. Neuware - Find out all about ladybirds and how they change as they grow. Discover the whole teeming world of ants, beetles and grasshoppers. 36 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781851033843.
J. Hopkins Uni. Press Jun 2012, 2012
224x149x20 mm. Buch. Neuware - Takes readers into a miniature world dominated by six-legged organisms which is the world of the ant, an insect that humans, as well as most other life forms, depend upon for their very survival. This title introduces readers to the economics, culture, and intrigue of the ant world. 156 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781421404288.
Columbia Univers. Press Apr 2014, 2014
262x184x20 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Insects will be appearing on our store shelves, menus, and plates within the decade. In The Insect Cookbook, two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part of our future diet. They provide consumers and chefs with the essential facts about insects for culinary use, with recipes simple enough to make at home yet boasting the international flair of the worlds most chic dishes. Insects are delicious and healthy. A large proportion of the worlds population eats them as a delicacy. In Mexico, roasted ants are considered a treat, and the Japanese adore wasps. and all you want to know about cooking with insects, teaching twenty-first-century consumers where to buy insects, which ones are edible, and how to store and prepare them at home and in commercial spaces. 191 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780231166843.
BAREFOOT BOOKS Apr 2009, 2009
241x249x5 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - With rhyming text and warm, expressive paintings, this lovely picture book takes the reader through a year of beekeeping from the point of view of a little girl helping her beloved grandpa, who's known in town as the Beeman. Full-color illustrations. 40 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781846862601.
Siri Scientific Press, Manchester, 2013
320, col + b/w illus. 240x165mm. HB. NEW. . With contributions from leading arachnologists around the world. Over the last few decades the internet, increased computing capabilities, molecular techniques and new imaging technologies have altered the way we do research in the 21st century. The result is a great increase in multi-disciplinary research and novel avenues incorporating spiders as model organisms. In short, we are in a new era of research, being published in an ever-increasing number of diverse, rapid-publication outlets, to the extent that it is difficult to keep track of all the progress that has been made in recent years and in which directions the various fields are heading. This edited volume brings together the state-of-the-art knowledge bases for the diverse topics that fall under the remit of spider-related research. The subjects covered include Biodiversity, Systematics, Evolutionary Ecology, Biogeography, Genetics and Genomics, Agroecology, Behaviour, Silk and Palaeontology. Each chapter was written by a recognized world leader(s) and many present previously unpublished data and new analyses. This volume will be of interest to professional arachnologists, but the research techniques covered can obviously be applied to other groups of organisms such as insects. . Artikel-Nr.: 25124.
Vivays Publishing Ltd, 2011
176, 200 col photos. 250x250mm. PB. NEW. . This book offers an extraordinary insight into the microworld through the lens of a camera, which has magnified the familiar and the unfamiliar living things that surround us. Images of insects; close-ups of spiders; delicate butterflies with wing patterns that rival the most elegant fabrics; fish whose scales create intricate designs.these are just a few of the living creatures featured in this book. Many of these images include rare exotic species and creatures that have scarcely been captured by the camera's lens before. The book's images are accompanied by professional photographers' recommendation on equipment and techniques necessary to obtain the types of photographic effects shown. This book will be of interest to photographers, naturalists, environmentalists, biologists and those who are simply fascinated by the world around us. . Artikel-Nr.: 21105.
Coachwhip Publications, Greenville, OH, 2013
145, col photos. 254x203mm. HB. NEW. . Details of husbandry and display of several hardy, attractive and interesting species from different groups, which can be used to attract greater appreciation for the wonders of the invertebrate world. Practical information providing an excellent start to any museum, zoo or classroom that is considering an invertebrate display. From butterflies and beetles to scorpions and slugs, there are plenty of spineless wonders that are just as interesting in beauty, shape and behaviour as the larger popular megafauna more commonly on display. . Artikel-Nr.: 28314.
Morrow Harpercollins US Jul 2011, 2011
248x190x28 mm. Buch. Neuware - In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun---building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world s best paper airplanes. The completely revised American Edition includes: The Greatest Paper Aiplane in the World The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know Stickball Slingshots Fossils Building a Treehouse Making a Bow and Arrow Fishing (revised with US Fish) Timers and Tripwires Baseball s 'Most Valuable Players' Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and Ciphers Making a Go-Cart Navajo Code Talkers Dictionary Girls Cloud Formations The States of the U.S. Mountains of the U.S. Navigation The Declaration of Independence Skimming Stones Making a Periscope The Ten Commandments Common US Trees Timeline of American History 270 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780062208972.
EXPERIMENT Jul 2011, 2011
195x126x20 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Bill Turnbull had no intention of becoming a beekeeper. But when he saw an ad for beekeeping classes after a swarm of bees landed in his suburban backyard it seemed to be a sign. Despite being stung on the head twice at his first hands-on beekeeping class, Turnbull found himself falling in love with the fascinating, infuriating honeybee. As a new beekeeper, Turnbull misplaced equipment for months, got stung more times and in more places than he cares to remember, and once even lost some bees up a chimney. But he kept at it, with a ready sense of humor and Zen-like acceptance of every mishap. And somehow, along the way, he learned a great deal about himself and the world around him. 'Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper' chronicles Turnbull 's misadventures (and brief moments of triumph) in the curious world of backyard beekeeping and also highlights both the threat to our bee population and what we can do to help these vital little creatures do their wonderful work. 237 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781615190324.
Hardback in Dust Wrapper. | Dust Wrapper over Pictorial boards. 10¼" x 10¼". 96pp. | Illustrated by Anthony Pickhaver (Photos). In the Step-By-Step series. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Anthony Pickhaver (Photos). Artikel-Nr.: 129837.
SCHOLASTIC CHILDREN's BOOKS Mai 2015, 2015
191 x 150 x 13 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Enter the exotic world of lush and steamy rainforests in Bloomin' Rainforests, where squiggly poisonous spiders scrabble up deadly stinky trees! Are you ready to explore the world's jungliest jungles and climb their tallest trees, smell their stinkiest plants and meet their hairiest insects Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781407157597.
VINTAGE BOOKS Mrz 2011, 2011
203x132x24 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Sie waren vor uns da und werden uns überleben. Sie begleiten uns seit Menschengedenken, so nah und alltäglich wie keine anderen Lebewesen: Insekten bestäuben unsere Nutzpflanzen, ernähren sich von unserem Essen, leben in unseren Betten und Kleidungsstücken, in den Ritzen unserer Dielen und dem Fell unserer Haustiere. Grund genug, sich endlich diesen fremdartigen, beinahe unsichtbaren Lebensbegleitern zu widmen. Der Anthropologe Hugh Raffles erzählt die faszinierende Geschichte der langen und engen Beziehung, die uns mit diesen kleinen, wunderbaren und erstaunlich vollendeten Wesen verbindet. Seine Insektopädie ist ein fesselnder Streifzug durch Wissenschaft und Philosophie, Anthropologie und Zoologie, Wirtschaft und Populärkultur, auf dem nicht nur die Insekten, sondern auch die Menschen genau unter die Lupe genommen werden A New York Times Notable Book A stunningly original exploration of the ties that bind us to the beautiful, ancient, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different species with whom we share the world. For as long as humans have existed, insects have been our constant companions. Yet we hardly know them, not even the ones we're closest to: those that eat our food, share our beds, and live in our homes. Organizing his book alphabetically, Hugh Raffles weaves together brief vignettes, meditations, and extended essays, taking the reader on a mesmerizing exploration of history and science, anthropology and travel, economics, philosophy, and popular culture. Insectopedia shows us how insects have triggered our obsessions, stirred our passions, and beguiled our imaginations. 480 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781400096961.
Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jun 2015, 2015
23.5x15.5x cm. Buch. Neuware - This timely book revisits cryptic female choice in arthropods, gathering detailed contributions from around the world to address key behavioral, ecological and evolutionary questions. The reader will find a critical summary of major breakthroughs in taxon-oriented chapters that offer many new perspectives and cases to explore and in many cases unpublished data. Many groups of arthropods such as spiders, harvestmen, flies, moths, crickets, earwigs, beetles, eusocial insects, shrimp and crabs are discussed. Sexual selection is currently the focus of numerous and controversial theoretical and experimental studies. Selection in mating and post-mating patterns can be shaped by several different mechanisms, including sperm competition, extreme sexual conflict and cryptic female choice. Discrimination among males during or after copulation is called cryptic female choice because it occurs after intromission, the event that was formerly used as the definitive criterion of male reproductive success and is therefore usually difficult to detect and confirm. Because it sequentially follows intra- and intersexual interactions that occur before copulation, cryptic female choice has the power to alter or negate precopulatory sexual selection. However, though female roles in biasing male paternity after copulation have been proposed for a number of species distributed in many animal groups, cryptic female choice continues to be often underestimated. Furthermore, in recent years the concept of sexual conflict has been frequently misused, linking sexual selection by female choice irrevocably and exclusively with sexually antagonistic co-evolution, without exploring other alternatives. The book offers an essential source of information on how two fields, selective cooperation and individual sex interests, work together in the context of cryptic female choice in nature, using arthropods as model organisms. It is bound to spark valuable discussions among scientists working in evolutionary biology across the world, motivating new generations to unveil the astonishing secrets of sexual biology throughout the animal kingdom. 509 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783319178936.
P. Blanchard,, Paris, 1829
Troisième Edition. Sm.8vo. Orig. half cloth. With richly engraved title set within trees full of birds and with bees and rodents at the bottom, letterpress title, engraved allegorical frontispiece on the creation of the world, and 6 full-page engraved plates with mammals, birds, serpents and insects. 322 pp. Fine illustrated French school and reading book on natural history by B. Allent, author of various French children's books. The book especially discusses the typical habits and "industry" of animals, the manner in which they catch their prey, build their nests, flee or fight for their lives, their cunning, games, etc. The animals are treated separately, first various mammals, starting with the fox, and including many rodents, the elephant, various monkeys, and ending with the mule. Not included are the larger wild animals, like a lion or tiger. Then the birds are treated, starting with the eagle, and discussing birds of nearly all species. Next some animals laying eggs are treated, including a turtle, crocodile, lizard, and some snakes. Then a few fishes are discussed, the sole, hermit crab, and a shell-fish. And finally the insects are treated, including ants, bees, caterpillars, spiders, etc. A special chapter on the moral of the works of nature is added, quoting the opinion of Fénélon, the poetry of Delille, the bird allegory of Chateaubriand, the idea of harmony in nature of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, etc. Thus the author arrives at the physico-theological conclusion that knowledge of the works of nature will lead to a better appreciation of the works of the "Eternal". The engraved plates show lively scenes of nature with animals "at work", and are finely designed but the artist has remained anonymous. Fine copy. Gumuchian 309 (first ed. of 1821). Artikel-Nr.: 6331.
Oxford University Press Sep 2003, 2003
198x131x24 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Oxygen has had extraordinary effects on life. Three hundred million years ago, in Carboniferous times, dragonflies grew as big as seagulls, with wingspans of nearly a metre. Researchers claim they could have flown only if the air had contained more oxygen than today - probably as much as 35 per cent. Giant spiders, tree-ferns, marine rock formations and fossil charcoals all tell the same story. High oxygen levels may also explain the global firestorm that contributed to the demise of the dinosaurs after the asteroid impact. The strange and profound effects that oxygen has had on the evolution of life pose a riddle, which this book sets out to answer. Oxygen is a toxic gas. Divers breathing pure oxygen at depth suffer from convulsions and lung injury. Fruit flies raised at twice normal atmospheric levels of oxygen live half as long as their siblings. Reactive forms of oxygen, known as free radicals, are thought to cause ageing in people. Yet if atmospheric oxygen reached 35 per cent in the Carboniferous, why did it promote exuberant growth, instead of rapid ageing and death Oxygen takes the reader on an enthralling journey, as gripping as a thriller, as it unravels the unexpected ways in which oxygen spurred the evolution of life and death. The book explains far more than the size of ancient insects: it shows how oxygen underpins the origin of biological complexity, the birth of photosynthesis, the sudden evolution of animals, the need for two sexes, the accelerated ageing of cloned animals like Dolly the sheep, and the surprisingly long lives of bats and birds. Drawing on this grand evolutionary canvas, Oxygen offers fresh perspectives on our own lives and deaths, explaining modern killer diseases, why we age, and what we can do about it. Advancing revelatory new ideas, following chains of evidence, the book ranges through many disciplines, from environmental sciences to molecular medicine. The result is a captivating vision of contemporary science and a humane synthesis of our place in nature. This remarkable book will redefine the way we think about the world. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780198607830.