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The most memorable and beautiful pictures from 50 years of the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition.
This is the first general work on the rich Microlepidoptera fauna of the region, describing and illustrating 650 species.
This work offers a complete inventory of the Simuliidae of the world known to have been described at the time of publication. A total of 1660 living species and ten fossil species with formal and scientific names are listed as valid and just over 600 formal names as synonyms.
Explore the mysteries of animal migration over land, through oceans and by air. Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 colour photos, maps, and illustrations, the book traces the routes of 50 remarkable migrations.
Animal Records is the definitive guide to the most exceptional creatures on Earth, from the strongest and shortest to the longest and laziest. This paperback edition has been fully revised and updated with new records and all the latest facts from the animal kingdom.
Animal Records is the definitive guide to the most exceptional creatures on Earth, from the strongest and shortest to the longest and laziest. This new paperback edition has been fully revised and updated with fascinating new facts and stunning new photographs.
Written by leading authorities in this field, Aphids on the World's Crops is an essential reference tool for economic, applied and agricultural entomologists at universities, research institutes and advisory centres throughout the world.
This comprehensive guide to the world of arachnids dispels common myths and misconceptions to reveal the truth about these weird, wonderful and often beautiful creatures.
This interactive CD-ROM on the preparation of genitalia of Microlepidoptera is a teaching tool that aims to facilitate the procedures of dissecting genitalia and the making of genitalia slides for relatively inexperienced users.
A boxed set of two CDs, produced as a companion to the book, The Songs of the Grasshoppers and Crickets of Western Europe, with a commentary by David Ragge. The disks include some 170 species and 352 song excerpts.
This is a guide to the twelve genera and sixty social species of wasps so far reported in Paraguay. The publication is written in Spanish and illustrated with line drawings throughout.
This important reference work is essential for Curculionologists. It contains updated systematics, including many taxonomical changes, new tribes, genera, subgenera and their geographical distribution.
Big Bugs Life-size is the first book to feature life-size photographs of all the world’s largest and most spectacular bugs.
This fully illustrated book is written by a leading lepidopterist and provides a complete and absorbing natural history of butterflies.
This colourful activity book is the ideal introduction to the wonderful world of butterflies for children.
Canopy Arthropods brings together for the first time a wide range of the most recent studies of arthropods living in forest canopies and comes from a truly international team of contributors.
See animals, plants and crystals in a whole new light in this stunning book, full of amazing images created by scanning electron microscope (SEM).
Looking at butterflies and moths from prehistoric times through to the present day, this book gives a complete visual story and is a self-contained module of information on these insects.
Dragonflies is fully illustrated with colour photographs that reveal the beauty and hidden complexity of these intriguing insects.
In Dragonflies of the World, Jill Silsby presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of one of the world's most popular insect groups, the Odonata.
Bees, beetles, bugs, butterflies and more – love them or hate them insects are everywhere. Discover the different varieties, body-structure, life-cycles and behaviour – from why bees make honey to which insects have ears on their knees.
This 12-panel laminated fold-out chart covers 16 damselfly species and 28 dragonfly species found in Britain.
This 8-panel laminated fold-out chart covers the adults of the grasshoppers, crickets, bush crickets, ground hoppers, cockroaches, earwigs and stick insects found in the field in the British Isles.
The Geometridae is one of the most species-rich families of Lepidoptera. This outstanding book is the first comprehensive catalogue of the 35,000 names of these insects.
Covering more than 3,800 family/genus and species-group taxa of hawkmoths, this book provides a much-needed foundation for research into these insects' systematics and biology.
This book is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in the moths and butterflies of the Oriental region and their biology. It is also of significant relevance to agriculturalists, foresters and ecologists.
An essential reference book for anyone involved in insect and arachnid identification, from interested amateurs to professionals dealing with unfamiliar groups.
This electronic database provides comprehensive information on the biology, hosts, distribution, biological control uses and taxonomy of this important group of parasitic insects.
This is an in-depth and accessible guide providing information on both the identification and practical aspects of tropical and western insects and arthropods
This book focuses on rarity, its spatial and temporal dynamics, causes, and interaction with conservation.
This colourful activity book is the ideal introduction to the wonderful world of butterflies for children. It is crammed with 100 re-useable stickers of butterflies, moths and caterpillars.
The 411 currently recognised and described species of tiger-moths of the Afrotropical Region are catalogued in this comprehensive book.
A detailed study of the sphingid species found in the Western Palaearctic – an area bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Sahara Desert to the south, the Arctic to the north, and Siberia to the east – with emphasis on their biology, ecology and breeding.
This book covers the classification, biology, morphology, and economic importance of the hymenoptera group of Costa Rica, and includes illustrated keys to families and subfamilies. It is the first book that includes comprehensive coverage of the hymenopterous fauna of a tropical country.
The Ichneumonidae is the largest family of all the parasitic wasps. This series of books describes each species found in Costa Rica, and illustrated keys are provided to enable them to be identified by the non-specialist.
This is the only single volume reference work on the biology and systematics of butterflies and moths. Written by an expert at the Natural History Museum, it is an indispensable reference work for naturalists and professional entomologists alike.
This is a comprehensive review of 354 species of Pseudococcidae.
The aim of these handbooks is to provide illustrated identification keys to the insects of Britain, together with concise morphological, biological and distributional information.
This reference work on the songs of grasshoppers and crickets covers Europe as far as the eastern borders of Germany, Austria and Italy, but nevertheless includes the vast majority of species found in Eastern Europe.
This unique Synopsis will help unlock the secrets of a much maligned, yet very important group. In all 28 species of tick are featured including Hyalomma aegyptium which has been found on imported tortoises.
This is the latest memorable collection of images from the prestigious annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition featuring all winning and highly commended photographs from the 2010 competition.
Presenting the very best wildlife images of 2011, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21 is the latest memorable collection of photographs from this hugely popular series.
This beautiful portfolio captures all 100 winning and commended images from the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition.
This powerful collection of pictures features all the winning photographs from the prestigious 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
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