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The Fly Trap

Author : Fredrik Sjöberg
ISBN : 9781101870167
Genre : Nature
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A Nature Book of the Year (The Times (UK)) “The hoverflies are only props. No, not only, but to some extent. Here and there, my story is about something else.” A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, The Fly Trap chronicles Fredrik Sjöberg’s life collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden. Warm and humorous, self-deprecating and contemplative, and a major best seller in its native country, The Fly Trap is a meditation on the unexpected beauty of small things and an exploration of the history of entomology itself. What drives the obsessive curiosity of collectors to catalog their finds? What is the importance of the hoverfly? As confounded by his unusual vocation as anyone, Sjöberg reflects on a range of ideas—the passage of time, art, lost loves—drawing on sources as disparate as D. H. Lawrence and the fascinating and nearly forgotten naturalist René Edmond Malaise. From the wilderness of Kamchatka to the loneliness of the Swedish isle he calls home, Sjöberg revels in the wonder of the natural world and leaves behind a trail of memorable images and stories. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Nature

Operation Fly Trap

Author : Susan A. Phillips
ISBN : 9780226667676
Genre : Social Science
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In 2003, an FBI-led task force known as Operation Fly Trap attempted to dismantle a significant drug network in two Bloods-controlled, African American neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The operation would soon be considered an enormous success, noted for the precision with which the task force targeted and removed gang members otherwise entrenched in larger communities. In Operation Fly Trap, Susan A. Phillips questions both the success of this operation and the methods used to conduct it. Based on in-depth ethnographic research with Fly Trap participants, Phillips’s work brings together police narratives, crime statistics, gang cultural histories, and extensive public policy analysis to examine the relationship between state persecution and the genesis of violent social systems. Crucial to Phillips’s contribution is the presentation of the voices and perspectives of both the people living in impoverished communities and the agents that police them. Phillips positions law enforcement surveillance and suppression as a critical point of contact between citizen and state. She tracks the bureaucratic workings of police and FBI agencies and the language, ideologies, and methods that prevail within them, and shows how gangs have adapted, seeking out new locations, learning to operate without hierarchies, and moving their activities more deeply underground. Additionally, she shows how the targeted efforts of task forces such as Fly Trap wreak sweeping, sustained damage on family members and the community at large. Balancing her roles as even-handed reporter and public scholar, Phillips presents multiple flaws within the US criminal justice system and builds a powerful argument that many law enforcement policies in fact nurture, rather than prevent, violence in American society.
Category: Social Science

The Great Flytrap Disaster

Author : Chris Mould
ISBN : 9781481491228
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A band of tiny swashbucklers battle the summer heat—and a sneaky spider—in this third book in a brand-new chapter book series about pocket-sized pirates! Up on the Pocket Pirates’ shelf, the summer heat is rising. Flies are swarming around Button’s pirate ship. And Mr Dregby, the house spider, has got his six hungry eyes peeled and his eight hairy legs ready for action…but Button is ready for danger!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Fly Trap

Author : Dina Anastasio
ISBN : 0330481363
Genre : Children's stories
File Size : 39.46 MB
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Category: Children's stories

Fly Trap

Author : Sigmund Brouwer
ISBN : 0764225839
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 68.10 MB
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While his older brother Ricky mixes cake for their mother's birthday, seven-year-old Joel plans to make an unusual present that involves flies, popsicle sticks, and a camcorder.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Fly Trap

Author : Piers Anthony
ISBN : 9781497657472
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 31.36 MB
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A thought-provoking tale of female robots and sentient animals by a New York Times–bestselling author. Elasa the robot’s friend Mona exchanges to the colony planet to occupy the body of a woman five months pregnant. Even so, she gets more than she bargained for, as she works with a precognitive lamb.
Category: Fiction

Ginn Six Minute Science Year 4 Age 8 To 9

Author : Pearson Education
ISBN : 0602305772
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New Star Science contains flexible unit packs from Foundation through to Year 6 with all the resources you need to teach Primary Science as you choose or in line with the QCA Scheme of Work. And with new Assessing Pupils' Progress support and BBC Active software, it's the most comprehensive yet flexible science resource in the UK.

V Is For Venus Flytrap

Author : Eugene Gagliano
ISBN : 9781627531658
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 80.87 MB
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Why do onions make us cry? What popular nut really isn't a nut at all? And what makes a forest a rainforest? The answers to these questions and many other fascinating facts can be found in V is for Venus Flytrap: A Plant Alphabet. Mankind's dependence upon the plant kingdom goes far beyond the food on our table and the air that we breathe. Plants have also provided shelter and led to important advances in medicine and science. Using the alphabet, horticulturalist Eugene Gagliano covers a wide range of topics including exotic species and their locations; plants' role in a healthy lifestyle; food crops and the world economy; and the importance of conservation and environmental stewardship in our world today. After reading V is for Venus Flytrap, young readers will be eager to get their hands dirty and their thumbs green!Retired elementary schoolteacher Eugene Gagliano has had a green thumb since boyhood. He has an A.A.S. in Ornamental Horticulture and owned a greenhouse business for several years. The author of several books for children including C is for Cowboy: A Wyoming Alphabet and Four Wheels West: A Wyoming Number Book, Eugene lives in Buffalo, Wyoming. Elizabeth Traynor received her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work can be seen throughout the country, from book covers, newspapers, and magazines, to ads and packaging. She is a professor of illustration, passing her love and knowledge of the field on to the next generation of artists. Elizabeth lives in Natick, Massachusetts.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Behind The Counter

Author : Neil L. Jennings
ISBN : 9781926855363
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Behind the Counter, Neil Jennings offers tips, tricks, shortcuts and techniques. Whatever one's experience level, there are things in this book that readers will find useful or thought provoking. Jennings started getting serious about fly-fishing in 1973 and has fished that way exclusively ever since. From 1982 through 2003 he was a partner/owner in a retail fly-fishing shop in Calgary , Alberta . During that time Neil was behind the counter, answering questions and giving advice to thousands of flyfishers, from wannabes to seriously talented anglers. Over the years, Neil learned a lot about fly-fishing, some of it by good example and some of it by bad. This book is a distillation of the best of that experience. One of the wonderful things about fly-fishing is that you have an opportunity to learn new things all the time.
Category: Sports & Recreation