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Hachette Kids Franklin Watts Mrz 2016, 2016
276 x 239 x 9 mm. Buch. Neuware - Exciting and informative reference books will provide children with an insight into the wonders of the world around them Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781445148335.
Walker Books Ltd, London, 2013
Ein Pop-Up Buch mit riesigen Insekten, vielen Klappen und ausziehbaren Teilen und natürlich mit jeder Menge Informationen über die Tiere, ihre Gewohnheiten und ihre Lebensräume. Texte auf Englisch. ### zahlreich Abbildungen, 10 Seiten, , Altpreis: 22,00. Artikel-Nr.: 978-1-4063-2873-8.
J. Hopkins Uni. Press Apr 2016, 2016
223x144x30 mm. Buch. Neuware - Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it's a brave exploration, others shake their heads in disbelief. His goal To compare the impacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the gauge.In The Sting of the Wild, the colorful Dr. Schmidt takes us on a journey inside the lives of stinging insects, seeing the world through their eyes as well as his own. He explains how and why they attack and reveals the powerful punch they can deliver with a small venom gland and a 'sting,¿ the name for the apparatus that delivers the venom. We learn which insects are the worst to encounter and why some are barely worth considering. The Sting of the Wild includes the complete Schmidt Sting Pain Index, published here for the first time. In addition to a numerical ranking of the agony of each of the eighty-three stings he's sampled so far (from below 1 to an excruciatingly painful 4), Schmidt describes them in prose worthy of a professional wine critic: 'Looks deceive. Rich and full-bodied in appearance, but flavorless¿ and 'Pure, intense, brilliant pain. Like walking over flaming charcoal with a three-inch nail embedded in your heel.¿Schmidt explains that, for some insects, stinging is used for hunting: small wasps, for example, can paralyze huge caterpillars and then lay their eggs inside so that their larvae can feast within. Others are used to kill competing insects, even members of their own species. Humans usually experience stings as defensive maneuvers used by insects to protect their nest mates.With colorful descriptions of each venom's sensation and a story that leaves you tingling with awe, The Sting of the Wild's one-of-a-kind style will fire your imagination. 257 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781421419282.
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.
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.
Princeton Univers. Press Jun 2016, 2016
223x146x22 mm. Buch. Neuware - Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Thomas Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, vividly describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it. Following the Wild Bees is both a unique meditation on the pleasures of the natural world and a guide to the ingenious methods that compose the craft of the bee hunter. Drawing on decades of experience as a bee hunter and bee biologist, Seeley weaves informative discussions of the biology of wild honey bees with colorful historical anecdotes, personal insights, and beautiful photos. Whether you're a bee enthusiast or just curious about the natural world, Following the Wild Bees is the ideal companion for newcomers to bee hunting and a rare treat for armchair naturalists. 164 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780691170268.
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.
ONE PEACE BOOKS Jun 2013, 2013
260x211x13 mm. Buch. Neuware - Runaway children who meet up with monsters. A giant talking bug. A secret world of mouse-people. The stories of Franz Kafka are wondrous and nightmarish, miraculous and scary. Here, storyteller Roth and artist Eason adapt three Kafka stories into startling, creepy, fun stories for all ages. Illustrations. 32 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781935548256.
MILES KELLY PUBLISHING Jul 2016, 2016
298 x 231 x 12 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - 300 Fantastic Facts Bugs explores the fascinating lives of mini beasts. Readers aged 7+ can discover how insects, spiders and a host of other creepy crawlies find food, reproduce, and where in the world they make their homes. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781782097624.
Hardback. | Dust Wrapper over Pictorial boards. 10¼" x 10¼". 96pp. | Illustrated by Anthony Pickhaver (Photos). In the Step-By-Step series. Fun, practical ideas to help children learn about the environment. Over 300 Photographs. Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase 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.
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.
Workman Publishing Aug 2016, 2016
211x161x15 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - It's one-stop-shopping for everything scary: a survey of over 50 of the world's most gruesome places, creatures, and scary stories, organized like an encyclopedia--from 'Arachnids' to 'Zombies'--and written just for kids. It blends nonfiction (How do you say 'boo' in other languages Can a person actually be scared to death ) with fiction (stories of creepy monsters from around the world), and hands-on activities (from applying zombie make-up to creating your own ghost stories). Take a tour of Borneo's Gomantong Cave where bats, cockroaches, spiders, and rats live together--in the millions--among the pitch black. Or enter into the Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orleans where Civil War solders still do battle in the front hall. Discover the origins of mythical horrors straight out of your nightmares like the Mongolian Death Worm and The Bell Witch, as well as creatures we only wish were fiction like killer bees, the deadly insects created by scientists in a failed lab experiment in 1950. Identify plants like the Manchineel of Southern Florida and Central America, a tropical tree covered in succulent-looking fruit--full of deadly, mouth burning, throat swelling poison. Read and share ghost stories from around the globe that will make you and your friends jump. Plus DIY activities: Create your own haunting; brew up a batch of fake blood; hold your own séance. Illustrated throughout, Frightlopedia is for every horror-loving young reader who loves a good scare--or sharing one with his friends and family. Each entry includes a 'Fright Meter' which measures its scariness score from 1 to 3 to help readers decide the right amount of horror they're in the mood for--being scared is fun, but everyone has their limits. Ready to scare yourself and your friends silly Read this book, if you dare. 224 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780761183792.
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 Apr 2016, 2016
195x172x27 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 might just redefine the way we think about the world. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think. 384 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780198784937.