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Life at the Edge of Sight A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World
ISBN: HB: 9780674975910, Harvard University Press, September 2017
350 pp., 21x18.7 cm, 176 colour illus., 35 halftones
Microbes create medicines, filter waste water, and clean pollution. They give cheese funky flavors, wines complex aromas, and bread a nutty crumb. "Life at the Edge of Sight" is a stunning visual exploration of the inhabitants of an invisible world,...
Fire Ants
ISBN: PB: 9780674072404, Harvard University Press, March 2013
744 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 9 tables, 211 halftones, 53 colour illus.
Walter Tschinkel's passion for fire ants has been stoked by over thirty years of exploring the rhythm and drama of "Solenopsis invicta's" biology. Since South American fire ants arrived in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1940s, they have spread to become one...
Cricket Radio Tuning In the Night-Singing Insects
ISBN: HB: 9780674046900, Harvard University Press, March 2011
272 pp., 21.7x14.9 cm, 53 colour illus., 24 halftones, 18 line illus.
At a time when night-singing insects have slipped beyond our notice – indeed, are more likely to be heard as Nature Sounds than in a backyard – John Himmelman seeks to reconnect us to creatures whose songs form a part of our own natural history. On...
Deep-Sea Biodiversity Pattern and Scale
ISBN: HB: 9780674036079, Harvard University Press, February 2010
368 pp., 23.4x17 cm, 16 colour illus., 185 halftones
Frigid, dark, and energy-deprived, the deep sea was long considered hostile to life. However, new sampling technologies and intense international research efforts in recent decades have revealed a remarkably rich fauna and an astonishing variety of n...