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Animal Ecology: Special Reference to Insects
by Royal N. Chapman
Publisher: Ayer Co Pub; (June 1978)

Ants at Work : How an Insect Society Is Organized
by Deborah Gordon
For as long as humans have been telling stories about animals, ants have played the role of hard-working, slavish, mindless drudge, the kind of creature that busily prepares for the future without resting or reflecting. But at least one species, writes Stanford University professor Deborah Gordon in this engaging study, slips free of our stereotypes. The harvester ant, an abundant denizen of the Southwestern deserts, seems to live in a society that is based on something like mutual aid, far from the six-legged dictatorships of fable--and, indeed, far from the human models that storytellers and ethologists alike have imposed on ant congregations. Gordon wonders, "If the ants don't work like a miniature human society, how does a group of rather inept little creatures create a colony that gets things done?" She proposes a number of answers in her wide-ranging book, one of which is this: ants get things done by accident, by experimenting with and constantly testing their surroundings to see what there is to eat, and who else is trying to get at it. Gordon writes with good humor about the daily work of studying insects in the intense heat of the desert, noting, "Over the years I have evolved a costume that includes a long-sleeved shirt, a cap with a kind of curtain around its lower edge, and the largest sunglasses I can find. I look rather like an insect myself." Readers approaching her book will find that they learn a lot about ants in the process--and also a lot about how field scientists get things done themselves. --Gregory McNamee -
Publisher: Free Press;

by Rudolf Steiner, Thomas Braatz
Paperback from Anthroposophic Press

The Beekeeper's Handbook
by Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile, Roger A. Morse
Paperback from Cornell Univ Pr

Beetles : A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America
by Richard E. White, Peterson
Paperback from Houghton Mifflin Co

Close-Up on Insects: A Photographer's Guide
by Robert Thompson
from Guild of Master Craftsman Pubns Ltd 

Ecological Entomology, Second Edition
by Carl Barton Huffaker (Editor), Andrew Paul Gutierrez (Editor)
Book Description:  "Featuring completely updated chapters, additional authors, and an increased emphasis on alternatives to traditional pesticides, the second edition of Ecological Entomology is the field's leading reference on the role of insects in ecosystems. The authors cover insect growth and development, what they eat, how they reproduce, and how they move in various environments. The book also examines how insects interact with the plant community and how to control insect populations naturally."
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd edition (November 23, )

Entomology and the Law: Flies as Forensic Indicators
by Bernard Greenberg, John Charles Kunich
Listed under Forensic Science

Familiar Insects and Spiders North America (Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by John Farrand (Designer)
(Paperback - April 1988)

For Love of Insects :
For Love of Insects
by Thomas Eisner
Hardcover from Harvard Univ Pr
The Hand of Nature: Butterflies, Beetles, and Dragonflies
by Jacques Kerchache
from Thames & Hudson

Hive Management: A Seasonal Guide for Beekeepers
by Richard E. Bonney
Paperback from Storey Books

How to Photograph Insects and Spiders (How to Photograph Series)
by Larry West, Julie Ridl
from Stackpole Books

Insects (National Audubon Society First Field Guides)
by Christina Wilsdon

Insect Ecology
by Peter W. Price
Book Description: Insect Ecology is the world's foremost reference to the never-ending and crucial interactions of the richest taxon of organisms on this earth, with perhaps some 8 million extant species. Now in its Third Edition and twentieth year of publication, Insect Ecology has endured as an unparalleled classic.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd edition

The Insects : Structure and Function
The Insects : Structure and Function
by R. F. Chapman
Paperback from Cambridge University Press
Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration
by Bert Holldobler, Edward Osborne Wilson
Paperback from Belknap Pr

Photographing Butterflies and Other Insects: Photographic Hints and Tips
by Paul Hicks
Listed under Wildlife Photography

Stokes Guide to Observing Insect Lives
by Donald W. Stokes, Deborah Prince (Illustrator)
(Paperback - April 1984)

Spiderwatch in Southern Africa
by Astri Leroy, John Leroy
Listed under Spiders

A Firefly Biologist at Work (Wildlife Conservation Society Books)
by Sneed B. Collard Iii, Sneed B., III Collard

Scorpions and Venomous Insects of the Southwest
by Erik D. Stoops, Jeffrey L. Martin
Publisher: Golden West Pub;

Spineless Wonders : Strange Tales from the Invertebrate World
Richard Coniff
Leeches, fire ants, dragonflies and mosquitoes; slime eels, giant squids, earthworms and fleas--this gallery of creepy-crawlies is enough to give anyone nightmares. Yet in his new book, Spineless Wonders, author Richard Conniff succeeds in making his subjects interesting if not exactly attractive. Conniff, a journalist, knows all too well that most people do not share his admiration for the invertebrates of the world, and so he sets out to demonstrate just what marvels of engineering they really are. From discussions of just how these creatures are made and how they survive, he goes on to tell stories about the people who study them. From the scientist who ate the only known specimen of a new species to the leech-farmer in Wales, Conniff paints a vivid picture of invertebrates and the people who love them, making even that slime eel seem almost appealing.
Publisher: Henry Holt (Paper); Reprint edition (November )

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders
Spiders, bugs, moths, butterflies, beetles, bees, flies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and many other insects are detailed in more than 700 full-color photographs visually arranged by shape and color. Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An illustrated key to the insect orders and detailed drawings of the parts of insects, spiders, and butterflies supplement this extensive coverage.
Imitation Leather: 992 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1 edition (November 12, 1980)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0394507630
Dragonflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America
by Sidney W. Dunkle
Paperback from Oxford Press
Beekeeping For Dummies(r)
by Howland Blackiston
Paperback from For Dummies
Hive Management: A Seasonal Guide for Beekeepers
by Richard E. Bonney
Paperback from Storey Books
The Ants
by Bert Holldobler, Edward Osborne Wilson
Hardcover from Belknap Pr
Florida's Fabulous Seashells: And Other Seashore Life
by Winston Williams, Pete Carmichael
Paperback from World Pubns
Insects : A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press
by Clarence Cottam, Herbert S. Zim
Paperback from St. Martin's Press
Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America
by Richard E. White, Christopher Leahy, Roger Tory Peterson
Paperback from Houghton Mifflin Co
Texas Bug Book : The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
by C. Malcolm Beck, John Howard Garrett, Gwen Gage
Paperback from Univ of Texas Press

Insect Ecology (Australian Ecology Series)
by E.G. Matthews, R.L. Kitching
Publisher: University of Queensland Press; 2nd edition (December 1988)
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Scorpions: Keeping & Breeding Them in Captivity
by Ann Webb
Publisher: TFH Publications;
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A Step-By-Step Book About Stick Insects
by David Alderton
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