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Princeton Univers. Press Mai 2016, 2016
Buch. Neuware - For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light What are they saying with their flashing And what do fireflies look for in a mate In Silent Sparks, noted biologist and firefly expert Sara Lewis dives into the fascinating world of fireflies and reveals the most up-to-date discoveries about these beloved insects. From the meadows of New England and the hills of the Great Smoky Mountains, to the rivers of Japan and mangrove forests of Malaysia, this beautifully illustrated and accessible book uncovers the remarkable, dramatic stories of birth, courtship, romance, sex, deceit, poison, and death among fireflies. 223 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780691162683.
Pan Macmillan Mai 2014, 2014
Taschenbuch. Neuware - Insects and Minibeasts is an adventure with some of the smallest creatures in the animal kingdom, visiting bees, bugs, ants, spiders, worms and other fascinating minibeasts from around the world. 32 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780753437377.
Abrams & Chronicle Books Sep 2017, 2017
Buch. Neuware - Microsculpture is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss's photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale format to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. Each picture in Microsculpture is created from approximately 8,000 individual photographs. Segments of the specimen are lit and photographed separately, 'stacked' to maintain sharp focus throughout, then combined into a single high-resolution file. The project has captured the attention of the world with features in WIRED and New Scientist . Microsculpture exhibited at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Xposure 2016 International Photography Festival in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It has been viewed by over half a million people, and more exhibition plans are in the works. 144 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781419726958.
J. Hopkins Uni. Press Jun 2012, 2012
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.
Princeton Univers. Press Jun 2016, 2016
Buch. Neuware - This unique book is about using the art of bee lining to find honey bee colonies living in hollow trees, something the author has done for forty years. It is also about honey bees, the pleasure of connecting with nature, the sport given by hunting, and how a hunt need not end in a kill to be exhilarating. The chase is enough. --Francis L. W. Ratnieks, University of Sussex As charming a book as I've read in ages, Following the Wild Bees engages with the natural world in precisely the same way that dozens of generations of bee hunters have done before. My advice would be, make a beeline for the bookstore. --Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey A special delight. There is no better guide to bee hunting than Seeley. Here, he draws on his extensive groundbreaking research into bee behavior, both in the lab and in the field. Following wild honey bees is Seeley's passion, and also his scientific reward--and it shows on every page of this wonderful book. --Bernd Heinrich, author of The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration Like Thoreau, Seeley advises us to slow down, take our time, and enjoy the natural world through a calm and contemplative approach. This is a lovely book, beautifully written and filled with Seeley's usual clarity and enthusiasm for bees. --Mark L. Winston, author of Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive 164 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780691170268.
Anness Publishing Jun 2013, 2013
Taschenbuch. Neuware - In the arthropoda phylum insects are one of the most successful species, and spiders are one of the largest groups. This book provides a fascinating overview of insects and spiders. 80 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781844764686.
Oxford University Press Apr 2016, 2016
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. 400 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780198784937.
Plate: 'Verbreitung wichtiger u. charakteristischer Insekten u. Spinnentiere (Spreading of important and characteristic insects and spiders).' Original colour chromo-lithographs on a vellin type paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Brehms Tierleben' (English title: Brehm's Life of Animals) is a reference book, first published in the 1864, which made its author, Alfred Edmund Brehm, known around the world. This plate is from a 1892 or 1900 edition.Artists and Engravers: The author Alfred Edmund Brehm (1829-1884), was a German zoologist, natural history illustrator and writer, the son of Christian Ludwig Brehm. Through the book titled 'Brehms Tierleben', his name became a synonym for popular zoological literature. Condition: Fine. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling as visible on image. Storage location: C109-28 The overall size is ca. 6.7 x 9.8 inch. The image size is ca. 12.2 x 8.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 17 x 25 cm. The image size is ca. 31 x 22.5 cm. Artikel-Nr.: 11921.
Columbia Univers. Press Apr 2014, 2014
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.
Workman Publishing Aug 2016, 2016
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.
Nissen, ZBI, II 3799 Nb. First edition of the French translation of an extensive and beautifully illustrated butterfly encyclopeadia, edited by the German entomologist Adalbert Seitz (1860-1938) who specialised in Lepidoptera. The encyclopeadia can be divided into 4 parts: butterflies of the Arctic, American, Indo-Australian and African regions. Its objective was to illustrate every butterfly and macro-moth in the world. Seitz was director of the Zoological Garden and departmental chief of the Senckenberg museum, both in Frankfurt. It was his intention to finish the whole encyclopeadia by 1912, which proved to be quite unrealistic, and the publication was stopped and delayed due to both the World Wars. Eventually the publication of the encyclopeadia was abandoned in 1954, leaving the encyclopeadia unfinshed behind.In very good condition and nearly complete, lacking some text leaves and plates, with some pencil notations and a few leaves detached from bookblock. Artikel-Nr.: 96L99A01U79O.
Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jun 2015, 2015
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.
Random House LCC US Feb 2017, 2017
Buch. Neuware - Fans of Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book can now fly along with Bee on her very busy day! Through a hole in the book's cover, a bee is buzzing inside a flower. Peek into this bright and lively book and discover the big ways this little insect contributes to the beauty of the environment, from pollinating colorful flowers to buzzing about the bright and beautiful meadow. With clever peekaboo holes throughout, each page reveals new flowers and plants, plus a look inside a beehive as the bees work together to help a plants grow. Children will love seeing the details of a bee's active day as each page is turned, and along the way they'll learn about ways in which bees and plants works together to produce a healthy, beautiful environment. And look for its companion books, Tree and The Twelve Days of Christmas , in the same Peek-Through Picture Book series! 'Ample opportunities can be found to linger over the vibrant multimedia collages of meadows, woods, hedgerows, streams, and, most of all, the flowers bursting from the pages. An inviting introduction to the busy lives of honeybees.' -Booklist 32 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781524715267.
Hardback in Dust Wrapper. | 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. 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 rustic nirvana 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 Mai 2015, 2015
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 208 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781407157597.
Plate XXI: 'Krebse & Spinnen.' (Crabs, lobsters and spiders). This plate shows various animals; Blattkrebs/Rock Lobster (Phyllosoma commune), Goger/Mantis Shrimp (Squilla mantis), Geiï¿½elkrebs/Mysis Shrimp (Mysis oculata), Garnele/True Shrimp (Crangon vulgaris), Fluï¿½krebs/Crayfish (Astacus fluviatilis), Einsiedlerkrebs/Common Hermit Crab (Pagurus bernhardus), Seekrabbe/European Green Crab (Portunus maenas) Milben, Zecken/Mites, Ticks: Schmarotzermilbe/Parasite Mite (Astoma parasitica), Insektenmilbe/Insect Mite (Leptus insectorum), Amerikanische Zecke/American Tick (Ixodes americanus), Taubenzecke/Dove Tick (Argas marginatus), Persische Zecke/Persian Tick (Aearus persicus), Kï¿½smilbe/Cheese Mite (Acarus casei), Krï¿½tzmilbe/Itch Mite (Acarus scabiei), Bï¿½chermilbe/Predatory Mite (Cheyletus eruditus), Kï¿½fermilbe/Beetle Mite (Gamasus coleoptratorum), Erdmilbe/Red Velvet Mite (Trombidium holosericum), Wassermilbe/Water Mite (Hydrachna aquatica) Spinnen/Spiders: Weberknecht/Harvestman (Phalangium opilio), Walzenspinne/Solifugae (Solpuga araneoides), Spinne/Common Spider (Aranea sp.) Skorpione/Scorpions: Bï¿½cherskorpion/Book Scorpion (Chelifer cancroides), Geiï¿½elskorpion/Whip Scorpion (Phrynus reniformis), Fadenskorpion (Thelyphonus caudatus), Skorpion/Europaean Scorpion (Scorpio europaeus). Lithograph on a vellin type paper. Description: This old antique print originates from: 'Abbildungen zu Oken's allgemeiner Naturgeschichte fur alle Stande', published by Hoffmann'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung in Stuttgart, Germany 1833 - 1841.Artists and Engravers: Lorenz Oken (1779-1851), was a German transcendental naturalist, philosopher & physician. Born Okenfuss, the son of a farmer, he simplified his name to Oken while at medical school in Freiburg, Bavaria. Oken was a prolific & vocal writer, lecturer and theorist, publishing many philosophical treatises during his life. His masterpiece and lasting legacy to the world is the 13-volume 'Naturgeschichte fur alle Stande' (Natural History for all Social Ranks), first published between 1833 and 1841. This plate by S. Schillinger after C. Kull. Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: A193-33 The overall size is ca. 13.4 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 11.8 x 9.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 34 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 30 x 24 cm. Artikel-Nr.: 29819.