LIFE ON A LITTLE KNOWN PLANET

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Life On A Little Known Planet

Author : Howard Ensign Evans
ISBN : 1558212493
Genre : Nature
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This classic book is natural history at its best.The world of insects is Howard Evans' "little-known planet," the realm of the cockroach and the cricket, the wasp and the bedbug. With the precision and authority of a distinguished biologist, and the wit and grace of an accomplished writer, Howard Evans muses on the uniqueness of dragonflies, the romantic impulses of butterflies, the musicianship of crickets, and the mysteries of the firefly.The insect realm never fails to enlighten, entertain, and sometimes provoke: as Evans asks, "Is the fly a more intricate machine than he appears, or are we less clever than we suppose ourselves to be?"Readers will delight in exploring Life on a Little-Known Planet.
Category: Nature

Biographical Memoirs

Author : Office of the Home Secretary
ISBN : 9780309545389
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Biographic Memoirs Volume 86 contains the biographies of deceased members of the National Academy of Sciences and bibliographies of their published works. Each biographical essay was written by a member of the Academy familiar with the professional career of the deceased. For historical and bibliographical purposes, these volumes are worth returning to time and again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Biographical Memoirs

Author : National Academy of Sciences
ISBN : 9780309093040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Biographic Memoirs Volume 86 contains the biographies of deceased members of the National Academy of Sciences and bibliographies of their published works. Each biographical essay was written by a member of the Academy familiar with the professional career of the deceased. For historical and bibliographical purposes, these volumes are worth returning to time and again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Man Who Loved Wasps

Author : Howard Ensign Evans
ISBN : 1555663508
Genre : Nature
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As the world's leading authority on wasps, Howard Ensign Evans' lifelong study of this creature was only one aspect of his life as an acclaimed scientist and author. For readers, he illuminated the otherworldly lives of humble creatures in such popular books as Life on a Little-Known Planet, Wasp Farm, and Pioneer Naturalists. Before his death in 2002 at the age of 83, Evans and his wife and frequent collaborator, Mary Alice Evans, assembled this final collection of essays (many previously published) in The Man Who Loved Wasps. From Evans' observations at "Wasp Farm," to his admiration for the magpie or his fascination with fireflies, to the amusingly entitled "Intellectual and Emotional World of the Cockroach," each essay reveals the natural world, described by one for whom its magic never diminished. For Evans, the great mysteries, the great discoveries were not to be found in outer space: "I am an astronaut, walking on the best of planets, seeing things never seen before." It is fitting that in this final book, readers are once more transported by his wide-ranging expeditions, which include his first backyard in Ithaca, New York; numerous rivers, canyons, and rock outcroppings in the West; his backyard in the Colorado Rockies; and the wilds of Australia.
Category: Nature

Understanding Biodiversity

Author : David Zeigler
ISBN : 0275994597
Genre : Science
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A short, accessible volume that covers all of the different varieties of biodiversity.
Category: Science

Half Earth Our Planet S Fight For Life

Author : Edward O. Wilson
ISBN : 9781631490835
Genre : Science
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"An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New Republic In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. In this "visionary blueprint for saving the planet" (Stephen Greenblatt), Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed—such as the California redwood forest, the Amazon River basin, and grasslands of the Serengeti, among others—Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times and "speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).
Category: Science

Key Concepts In Geography

Author : Sarah Holloway
ISBN : 0761973893
Genre : Science
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Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.
Category: Science

On Human Nature

Author : Edward O. Wilson
ISBN : 9780674076556
Genre : Science
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In his new preface E. O. Wilson reflects on how he came to write this book: how The Insect Societies led him to write Sociobiology, and how the political and religious uproar that engulfed that book persuaded him to write another book that would better explain the relevance of biology to the understanding of human behavior.
Category: Science

Y E S Quarterly

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924061400317
Genre : Entomology
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Category: Entomology