Life on a Little-known Planet

Life on a Little-known Planet

Author: Howard Ensign Evans

Publisher:

Published: 1968

Total Pages: 328

ISBN-13:

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Popularly written, informative account of the characteristics of some species of 6-legged insects including springtails, roaches, dragonflies, crickets, fireflies, butterflies, flies, bedbugs, locusts, and wasps.


Insect Lives

Insect Lives

Author: Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 2002

Total Pages: 372

ISBN-13: 9780674009523

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Contains over seventy essays in which various authors from throughout history discuss insects.


Rare Earth

Rare Earth

Author: Peter D. Ward

Publisher: Springer

Published: 2007-05-08

Total Pages: 338

ISBN-13: 0387218483

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What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.


Biographical Memoirs

Biographical Memoirs

Author: National Academy of Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

Published: 2005-08-15

Total Pages: 409

ISBN-13: 030909304X

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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.


Bugs Rule!

Bugs Rule!

Author: Whitney Cranshaw

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Published: 2013-09-15

Total Pages: 494

ISBN-13: 0691124957

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Bugs Rule! provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This richly illustrated textbook features more than 830 color photos, a concise overview of the basics of entomology, and numerous sidebars that highlight and explain key points. Detailed chapters cover each of the major insect groups, describing their physiology, behaviors, feeding habits, reproduction, human interactions, and more. Ideal for nonscience majors and anyone seeking to learn more about insects and their arthropod relatives, Bugs Rule! offers a one-of-a-kind gateway into the world of these amazing creatures. Places a greater emphasis on natural history than standard textbooks on the subject Covers the biology and natural history of all the insect orders Provides a thorough review of the noninsect arthropods, such as spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans Features more than 830 color photos Highlights the importance of insects and other arthropods, including their impact on human society An online illustration package is available to professors


Planet of the Bugs

Planet of the Bugs

Author: Scott Richard Shaw

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 2014-09-11

Total Pages: 263

ISBN-13: 022616361X

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Chronicles the evolution of insects and explains how evolutionary innovations have enabled them to disperse widely, occupy narrow niches, and survive global catastrophes.


The Life of Super-Earths

The Life of Super-Earths

Author: Dimitar Sasselov

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

Published: 2012-01-24

Total Pages: 226

ISBN-13: 046502193X

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An astronomy professor at Harvard University discusses the possibilities of finding other worlds that sustain alien life forms, citing recent breakthroughs in biology and exoplanetary astronomy, including the recent discovery of arsenic-based bacteria in a California lake.


A Naturalist's Years in the Rocky Mountains

A Naturalist's Years in the Rocky Mountains

Author: Howard Ensign Evans

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

Published: 2001

Total Pages: 156

ISBN-13: 9781555663100

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Twenty elegant essays examine animal behavior--from hummingbirds to bumblebees, thatcher ants to wrens, owls to woodrats to wasps.


Rebugging the Planet

Rebugging the Planet

Author: Vicki Hird

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Published: 2021-09-23

Total Pages: 225

ISBN-13: 1645020185

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"This is a lovely little book that could and should have a big impact...Let’s all get rebugging right away!"—Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Meet the intelligent insects, marvelous minibeasts, and inspirational invertebrates that help shape our planet—and discover how you can help them help us by rebugging your attitude today! Remember when there were bugs on your windshield? Ever wonder where they went? We need to act now if we are to help the insects survive. Robin Wall Kimmerer, David Attenborough, and Elizabeth Kolbert are but a few voices championing the rewilding of our world. Rebugging the Planet explains how we are headed toward “insectageddon” with a rate of insect extinction eight times faster than that of mammals or birds, and gives us crucial information to help all those essential creepy-crawlies flourish once more. Author Vicki Hird passionately demonstrates how insects and invertebrates are the cornerstone of our global ecosystem. They pollinate plants, feed birds, support and defend our food crops, and clean our water systems. They are also beautiful, inventive, and economically invaluable—bees, for example, contribute an estimated $235 to $577 billion to the US economy annually, according to Forbes. Rebugging the Planet shows us small changes we can make to have a big impact on our littlest allies: Learn how to rewild parks, schools, sidewalks, roadsides, and other green spaces. Leave your garden to grow a little wild and plant weedkiller-free, wildlife-friendly plants. Take your kids on a minibeast treasure hunt and learn how to build bug palaces. Make bug-friendly choices with your food and support good farming practices Begin to understand how reducing inequality and poverty will help nature and wildlife too—it’s all connected. So do your part and start rebugging today! The bees, ants, earthworms, butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, ladybugs, snails, and slugs will thank you—and our planet will thank you too.