Insectopedia

Author: Hugh Raffles
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400096960
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Originally published in hardcover in 2010.

Insectopedia

Author: Hugh Raffles
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307379728
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Insectopedia

Author: Hugh Raffles
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375423869
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Deftly combining the anecdotal and the scientific, Raffles offers a stunningly original exploration of the beautiful, ancient, successful, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different insect species with which we share this world.

Insectopedia

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Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 9781775841982
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This book uncovers the complex and fascinating world of insects, from movement and locomotion, metamorphosis and reproduction to sound and hearing, smell, adaptations and their role in nature. The main focus is on behaviourt and biology but the book concludes with a brief ID section. A fascinating read that's written by a specialist in the field, and richly illustrated with photographs and line drawings.

Insectlopedia

Author: Douglas Florian
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152163358
Size: 32.36 MB
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Presents twenty-one short poems about such insects as the inchworm, termite, cricket, and mayfly.

Ultimate Bugopedia

Author: Darlyne Murawski
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426313764
Size: 58.53 MB
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An introduction to the hidden worlds of popular insects profiles their habits, habitats, and diets while providing thematic spreads that share additional historical and geographical fun facts.

In Amazonia

Author: Hugh Raffles
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400865271
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The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what people have made of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new light on centuries of encounter while describing the dramatic remaking of a sweeping landscape by residents of one small community in the Brazilian Amazon. Combining richly textured ethnographic research and lively historical analysis, Raffles weaves a fascinating story that changes our understanding of this region and challenges us to rethink what we mean by "nature." Raffles draws from a wide range of material to demonstrate--in contrast to the tendency to downplay human agency in the Amazon--that the region is an outcome of the intimately intertwined histories of humans and nonhumans. He moves between a detailed narrative that analyzes the production of scientific knowledge about Amazonia over the centuries and an absorbing account of the extraordinary transformations to the fluvial landscape carried out over the past forty years by the inhabitants of Igarapé Guariba, four hours downstream from the nearest city. Engagingly written, theoretically inventive, and vividly illustrated, the book introduces a diverse range of characters--from sixteenth-century explorers and their native rivals to nineteenth-century naturalists and contemporary ecologists, logging company executives, and river-traders. A natural history of a different kind, In Amazonia shows how humans, animals, rivers, and forests all participate in the making of a region that remains today at the center of debates in environmental politics.

Six Legged Soldiers

Author: Jeffrey A. Lockwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199733538
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Examines how insects have been used as weapons in wartime conflicts throughout history, presenting as examples how scorpions were used in Roman times and hornets nests were used during the MIddle Ages in siege warfare and how insects have been used in Vietnam, China, and Korea.

Insectopedia The Secret World Of Southern African Insects

Author: Erik Holm
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1775842002
Size: 69.20 MB
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Insectopedia uncovers the fascinating and infinitely varied world of insects. It explores their intriguing behaviour and biology – from mating and breeding, metamorphosis and movement to sight, smell, hearing and their adaptations to heat and cold. A chapter on superorganisms probes the curious phenomenon of social communities among insects; another covers the critical role that these creatures play in maintaining the fragile balance of life on our planet. The book concludes with a 60-page illustrated field guide, describing most insect orders and their main families. Previously published as Insectlopedia of Southern Africa, this fully revised and redesigned edition includes up-to-date information throughout, an expanded ID section, and several hundred new photographs. Sales points: more than 700 photographs, many depicting seldom photographed insect behaviours, clear, easy to read text, and a range of feature and fact boxes that add a lively touch, includes an ID section with photographs and line illustrations, the author is well known for his radio talks on insects.

So Many Books So Little Time

Author: Sara Nelson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425198193
Size: 53.51 MB
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA