Small Wonders

Small Wonders

Author: Matthew Clark Smith

Publisher:

Published: 2015

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781477826324

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"Meet Jean-Henri Fabre, one of the most important naturalists of all time, whose own life was as unusual as the lives of the creatures he studied"--Front jacket flap.


Fabre's Book of Insects

Fabre's Book of Insects

Author: Randolph Stawell

Publisher:

Published: 2020-10-22

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 9781649651051

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Mrs. Stawell's retelling of Fabre's classic 10 volume series "Souvenirs Entmologieques." A condensed version, this retelling includes such notorious insects as the beetle, the cicada, the paying mantis, the mason-wasp, and many more. A great introduction to the study of insects for young children. ?First published in 1921, this edition is derived from the original book published with 12 color illustrations by Jessie E.J. Detmold. As always, this edition is complete and unabridged.


Fabre's Book of Insects

Fabre's Book of Insects

Author: Jean Henri Fabre

Publisher: Courier Corporation

Published: 2013-06-03

Total Pages: 128

ISBN-13: 0486320111

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Beautiful, simply written observations about the beetle, cicada, praying mantis, glow-worm, wasp, grub, cricket, locust and other creatures, describing how they hunt, build nests, feed families, and more.


The Insect Man

The Insect Man

Author: Eleanor Doorly

Publisher: Librorium Editions

Published: 2019-10-10

Total Pages: 177

ISBN-13: 3961642656

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This is a book intended for young and lively-minded childrenwhich implies, as I believe, that it might win a larger number of readers in proportion to the host available than if it were intended solely for intelligent adults. But there is no more precarious merchandise than books. What we most need and pine for in this we may, by ill chance, easily fail to come across.


Waiting for Ice

Waiting for Ice

Author: Sandra Markle

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

Published: 2018-03-29

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 1684446619

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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Based on a true story, WAITING FOR ICE follows an orphaned polar bear cub as she struggles to find food on Wrangel Island, far north in the Arctic Ocean. Left alone at ten months old, the young female finds herself up against other bears who are bigger and stronger than she is—and just as hungry. Due to rising temperatures, the bears are trapped on the island until the ice packs reform. Only then can they venture out to hunt for seals and whales, using the ice as life rafts.


Crocodile Safari

Crocodile Safari

Author: Jim Arnosky

Publisher:

Published: 2009

Total Pages: 40

ISBN-13: 9780439903561

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Writer Jim Arnosky describes his trip into the Florida Everglades in search of the elusive American crocodile, an animal which has inhabited the earth since the days of the dinosaurs.


Where Butterflies Grow

Where Butterflies Grow

Author: Joanne Ryder

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 1996-06-01

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 0140558586

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In a field of lacy leaves, a small caterpillar hatches, grows, and sheds its skin, becoming a smooth, green creeper. It eats and changes some more, then in a sequence of remarkable close-ups, spins a sliken sling in which to pupate—until it finally bursts forth as a brilliant black swallowtail butterfly. Includes suggestions on how children can grow butterfiles in their own gardens.


Bug Music

Bug Music

Author: David Rothenberg

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Published: 2013-04-16

Total Pages: 288

ISBN-13: 1250018269

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In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal. Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse. This unending rhythmic cycle is just one unique example of how the pulse and noise of insects has taught humans the meaning of rhythm, from the whirr of a cricket's wings to this unfathomable and exact seventeen-year beat. In listening to cicadas, as well as other humming, clicking, and thrumming insects, Bug Music is the first book to consider the radical notion that we humans got our idea of rhythm, synchronization, and dance from the world of insect sounds that surrounded our species over the millions of years over which we evolved. Completing the trilogy he began with Why Birds Sing and Thousand Mile Song, David Rothenberg explores a unique part of our relationship with nature and sound—the music of insects that has provided a soundtrack for humanity throughout the history of our species. Bug Music continues Rothenberg's in-depth research and spirited writing on the relationship between human and animal music, and it follows him as he explores insect influences in classical and modern music, plays his saxophone with crickets and other insects, and confers with researchers and scientists nationwide. This engaging and thought-provoking book challenges our understanding of our place in nature and our relationship to the creatures surrounding us, and makes a passionate case for the interconnectedness of species.