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First in Fly Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery
ISBN: HB: 9780674971011, Harvard University Press, March 2018
270 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 22 line illus., 1 table
A single species of fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has been the subject of scientific research for more than one hundred years. Why does this tiny insect merit such intense scrutiny? Drosophila's importance as a research organism began with its short...
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£25,00
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Bee Time Lessons from the Hive
ISBN: PB: 9780674970854, ISBN: HB: 9780674368392, Harvard University Press, September 2016
296 pp., 20.3x15.2 cm
Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes – from the low hum of tens of thousands of insects and the pungent smell of honey and beeswax, to the sight of workers flying back and forth between flowers and the hive. The experience...
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Spirit of the Hive The Mechanism of Social Evolution
ISBN: HB: 9780674073029, Harvard University Press, June 2013
224 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 4 tables, 39 halftones, 30 line illus.
Charles Darwin struggled to explain how forty thousand bees working in the dark, seemingly by instinct alone, could organize themselves to construct something as perfect as a honey comb. How do bees accomplish such incredible tasks? Synthesizing the...
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£32,00
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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...
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£24,00
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World of Insects The Harvard University Press Reader
ISBN: PB: 9780674046191, Harvard University Press, April 2012
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 12 halftones, 1 table, 31 line illus.
As we follow the path of a giant water bug or peer over the wing of a gypsy moth, we glimpse our world anew, at once shrunk and magnified. Owing to their size alone, insects' experience of the world is radically different from ours. Air to them is as...
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£15,00
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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...
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£16,00
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Organization of Insect Societies From Genome to Sociocomplexity
ISBN: HB: 9780674031258, Harvard University Press, February 2009
640 pp., 23x16 cm, 20 halftones, 46 line illus.
In this landmark volume, an international group of scientists has synthesized their collective expertise and insight into a newly unified vision of insect societies and what they can reveal about how sociality has arisen as an evolutionary strategy....
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£75,00
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Predator upon a Flower Life History and Fitness in a Crab Spider
ISBN: HB: 9780674024809, Harvard University Press, June 2007
392 pp., 23x16 cm, 49 line illus.
In the crab spider, Misumena vatia, Douglass H. Morse and his colleagues found an ideal species on which to test basic questions associated with lifetime fitness. From the moment a female crab spider selects a flower on which to sit and wait for her...
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£50,00
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Sand Wasps Natural History and Behavior
ISBN: HB: 9780674024625, Harvard University Press, May 2007
360 pp., 23x16 cm, 23 halftones, 18 line illus., 21 tables
Howard Evans was a brilliant ethologist and systematist for whom the joy of science included lying on his belly in some remote location, digging out and diagramming a wasp's nest. During his career, Evans described over 900 species and authored more...
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Secret Weapons Defenses of Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, and Other Many-Legged Creatures
ISBN: PB: 9780674024038, Harvard University Press, April 2007
384 pp., 22.6x15.2 cm, 150 chemical formulas, 350 colour illus.
Mostly tiny, infinitely delicate, and short-lived, insects and their relatives – arthropods – nonetheless outnumber all their fellow creatures on earth. How lowly arthropods achieved this unlikely preeminence is a story deftly and colorfully told in...
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