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Insect Pests (Golden Guide)
by: Fichter, George

Describes and illustrates the most common and damaging pests of home, garden, field, and forest.
c. 1966, Pocket-size, S/C...
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Insects: The Yearbook of Agriculture 1952
by: USDA

Description of insects, insects as helpers, insects as destroyers, the nature of insecticides, warnigs for insecticides, quarantines, insects in homes, insects on crops, livestock & insects, insects & wildlife. 72 color plates of some important insects.
c. 1952, H/C...$17.50
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Insects & Spiders: An Explore Your World Handbook (Discovery Channel)
by: Lewis, David J & Cushing, Paula E

From beetles and butterflies to grasshoppers and honeybees: two entomologists cover the mysterious world of insects, providing helpful tips on caring for insect pets and an identification guide to the most common insect and spider species. Features: Background information on insect evolution, anatomy and physiology, behavior, habitats and seasonal cycles, and the mysterious world of insect societies; A detailed look at the spider's anatomy, life cycle, survival tactics, and life as a predator; Examinations of spider silk, web-making, and the methods of spider courtship; Practical advice on how to identify and study favorite species and helpful tips on caring for insects and spiders as pets; An identification guide to 160 insects and spiders from around the world, organized by environment; More than 300 full-color photos and illustrations. 192 pgs.
c. 2000, S/C...$14.95
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Condition: Very Good - Like New

Insects As Pets
by: Villiard, Paul

Any young entomologist can learn which insects make the best pets, which are the most trouble to keep and which can be raised to feed other pets. Butterflies, ant lions, moths, grasshoppers, crickets, etc. etc.. How do you capture them? Where do you buy them? How do your house them? How do you feed them? And how do you display them? 143 pages, B/W photos
c. 1973, H/C... $12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good w/dust jacket, dust jacket in fair condition- Ex-Library with usual library markings

Insects of the World
by: Wooten, Anthony

Provides clear, basic information on physiology, classification, habitat, life cycle, and behavior, including such diverse topics as courtship and mating, egg-laying and development, reproduction and parental care, food and feeding. Though many people feel we're already too well acquainted with insects, by pollinating plants, producing honey and silk, and acting as monitors of pollution they're beneficial to us. Here you'll encounter -- from a safe distance! -- armies of ants, magnificently hued butterflies, shining silverfish, colorful tree-hanging moths, fierce yellow assassin bugs, blue weevils, and many more in this thriving world. B/W & color photos. 224 pgs
c. 1984, Reprinted 1986, H/C (Reg $19.95)... $15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print
Condition: Very Good ex-library copy w/usual library markings

Introduction to Forest & Shade Tree Insects
by: Barbosa, Pedro & Wagner, Michael R.

This comprehenisive text approaches the subject from an ecological/evolutionary biological perspective. The assumption is that one cannot study forest insects without understanding the dynamics of the relationship between an insect and its host plant. This relationship includes knowing what factors control forest insect populations such as food, food quality, tree vigor, host selection, and symbiotic relationships. The authors also discuss tree-injuring insects from the perspective of their influence on tree physiology and growth as well as economic and commercial effects. The book represents a "modern" approach to the topic of forest and shade tree insects; is well-illustrated; and includes a comprehensive primary reference list. 639 pgs.
c. 1989, H/C... $104.00
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New

Little Book Of Bees
by: Weiss, Karl
Providing a newcomer a first view into the complex and highly organized world of bees, the book describes their evolution, and explains the difference between wild bees and honey-bees. It also sheds light on bee society, with its rituals related to work, reproduction, defense of the hive, and communication. The author also explains the critical role bees and beekeeping play for human society. A beautifully illustrated window into the mysterious world of bees. B/W line drawings. 163 pgs.
c. 2002, H/C...$20.00

Mosquito Book
by: Anderson, Scott & Dierckins, Tony

More than you'll ever need to know about controlling, repelling, enduring, & destroying the most annoying little bloodsucker on the planet. Pocketsize book. 122 pgs
c. 1998, Pocketsize, S/C...$6.95
Out-of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Brand New

Moths & How To Rear Them
by: Villiard, Paul

First modern rearing manual to appear in the U.S.
c. 1969, H/C...$15.00
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Moths of the Limberlost, with Water Color and Photographic Illustrations from Life
by: Stratton-Porter, Gene

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. 370 pgs
c. 2011, Reprint of original 1923, S/C... $33.75

Moths of the Limberlost with Original Photographs (But in B/W)
by: Stratton-Porter, Gene

This version of the book is fully illustrated and contains over a hundred photographs in black & white.Moths of the Limberlost is a fascinating book written by the well-known American novelist and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter. It paints a vibrant picture of her delight in the moths as she loves, cares for, breeds and studies the creatures. The first chapter is an introduction and the second is an overview of the natural history of moths, however, it is only marginally technical and she interweaves the chapter with her own experiences. In the final thirteen chapters she focuses on one moth per chapter, the moths that have most caught her interest. It is partly an autobiography as she describes her experiences from childhood - her delights and joys at successfully breeding them or learning something new about them and her sadness when they die or don't breed. It describes her family's help in this passion and the friends she gained through the pursuit. It is a beautiful window into the person she was and her love of nature. 212 pgs.
c. 2011, H/C... $29.99

Natural Beekeeping
by: Conrad, Ross

Organic approaches to modern apiculture Offers a holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management. The author brings together the best 'do no harm' strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with nontoxic methods of controlling mites, eliminating American foul-brood disease (without the use of antibiotics), selective breeding for naturally resistant bees and many other tips and techniques. 246 pages
c. 2007, S/C...$35.00

Natural History Of Butterflies
by: John Feltwell

Structure, function, life cycle,food, coloration, habitat, migration. 133 pgs
c.1986, H/C...$24.95
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Natural Insect Repellents for Pets, People, and Plants
by: Grainger, Janette & Moore, Connie

Offers practical tips and clear instructions on how to buy and prepare pest-repelling herbal remedies. A must for those interested in environmentally-friendly solutions to common pest problems. Illustrated 152 pgs.
c. 1991,1995 3rd printing minor revisions, S/C... $7.95

Orchard Mason Bee: The Life History, Biology, Propagation and Use of a North American Native Bee
by: Griffin, Brian

It contains more illustrations and lots more information about the bees and their propagation in System tubes as well as blocks. With answers to all the most frequently asked questions and some obscure ones too, it tells you in easy to read language every thing you will need to know about the bee. A must have for all folks interested in raising Mason bees. 128 pgs.
c. 1999, 2nd Ed, S/C...$12.00

Outwitting Ticks
by: Hauser, Susan Carol

Readers will learn how to identify species of poisonous ticks, spiders, and mites; recognize and treat Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain fever; prevent contact with disease-bearing ticks; protect and treat children and pets; and sort through the myths about ticks and poisonous spiders. Illustrations. B/W photos. 150 pgs.
c. 2001, S/C...$14.95

Pest Management At The Crossroads
by: Benbrook, Charles, Ph.D.

Consumer's Union, the independent product-testing organization, has addresses pesticide safety issues for most of its 60-year history. This book is the product of two years of original data analysis & policy research, & documents the benefits of biologically based Intergrated Pest Management (IPM). It provides a roadmap for reducing pesticide use & risks through adoption of biointensive IPM, & strategies to accelerate progress toward that goal. B/W photos, charts, graphs. 272 pgs.
c. 1996, S/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, like new

Pest Managment Study Manual For Pest Control Operators (Misc0096)
by: Antonelli, Whitworth, Ramsay, Foss & Suomi

Issued by the Washington State University Extension & the US Dept of Agriculture, this manual is designed to help you become familiar with basic concepts of pest managment with special emphasis on strategies applicable to the trained pest control operator. This publication also discusses identification, biology, & behavior of pests & other life forms commonly encountered by this industry. B/W photos, line drawings. 150 pgs.
c. 2004, Spiral Bound, S/C...$14.95
Condition: Very Good, like new

Peterson First Guide to Butterflies & Moths
by: Opler, Paul

A condensed version of the famous Peterson Field Guide, this is a guide to the common butterflies & moths of North America. It features 183 of the most common & beautful butterflies & moths of North America. Color illustrations. 128 pgs.
c. 1994, S/C...$4.95

Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America
by: Wright, Amy

Here is the first and only guide to a subject of great interest to gardeners, small children, and lepidopterists: caterpillars, the immature form of butterflies and moths. This guide describes 120 common species of these fuzzy creatures. All the caterpillars, their adult forms and many of their host plants are illustrated. 200 color illustrations. 128 pgs.
c. 1993, S/C...$4.95

Peterson Field Guide to Insects Of America North Of Mexico
by: Borror, Donald

Illustrations & info on insects, some color illustrations
c. 1970, S/C...$19.00

Practical Beekeeping
by: De Bruyn, Clive

The complete guide to the bee and its management. Topics covered include the bee and its environment; anatomy; hives and other equipment; management of the apiary; the beekeeper; record keeping; swarm control; processing & packaging honey; and control of pests and diseases. Profusely illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned line illustrations, this book will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelf of anyone involved in beekeeping. Along with an 8 page color insert. 288 pgs.
c. 1997, Printed 2011, H/C...$60.00

Practical Entomologist
by: Imes, Rick

An introductory guide to observing and understanding the world of insects. Beginning with the basics, the text describes what characterizes an insect, including anatomy and the life cycle. It takes an order-by-order look at insects, explaining how each group differs from another and why certain types of insects have been classified together. The book shows you not only what to look for but how and where to look for it - from capturing and keeping live inscets to ways of making a collection and taking photographs. 160 pages, color photos
c. 1992, S/C, (Reg. Price $18.00)... $7.50
Condition: Good, ex-library with usual library markings

Rodale's Color Handbook Of Garden Insects
by: Carr, Anna

Identification & information guide. Over 300 color photos of insects in the egg, larval, pupal, and adult stages.With a grahic key that makes accurate identification quick and easy. Also has an appendix of the insects associated with over 50 fruit and vegetable crops. 241 pgs.
c. 1979, H/C...$15.00
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Stick Insects, Step-by-Step Book
by: Alderton, David

Covers: Selection, housing, feeding, care, breeding, and a brief but detailed account of each species making selection and identification easy. Color photos. 64 pgs.
c. 1992, S/C...$5.95

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees
by: Sanford, Malcolm & Bonney, Richard

This book will guide you through every step of beekeeping, including: planning a hive, acquiring bees, installing a colony, keeping your bees healthy, understanding and preventing diseases, pollinaton and harvesting honey crops. 244 pages, B/W illustrations
c. 2010, S/C...$19.95

They Don't Have To Die: Home & Classroom Care For Small Animals
by: Jim Dunlap
Home & classroom care for small animals. Info on each species includes: acquisition & handling, cage & habitat materials, temperature & light, food & water, maintenance, release & disposal. Covers various kinds of frogs, salamanders, newts, spiders, millipedes, scorpions, ants, butterflies, crickets, caterpillars, ladybugs, chickens, doves, ducks, pigeons, crayfish, fish, lizards, chinchillas, gerbils, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, mice, rabbits, rats, sugar gliders, various kinds of snakes, turtles, worms, and many more. Well illustrated. 263 pgs.
c. 1997, 2nd Ed, S/C...$12.95
Out-of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Brand New

What Bit Me
by: Nishida, Gordon & Tenorio, Joann

Identifying Hawaii"s stinging and biting insects and their kin. Helps distinguish between insects that are nuisances & those that are potentially dangerous, and discusses how to treat bites and stings safely. Color photos. 72 pgs.
c. 1993, S/C...$9.95

Wisdom for Beekeepers: 500 Tips for Successful Beekeeping
by: Tew, Jim

Keeping bees in your own backyard, whether out in the country or right in the heart of the city, is all the rage these days. In this delightful collection of 500 beekeeping tips, honeybee expert Jim Tew provides all you need to know to get started in this rewarding hobby. For easy reference, the tips are divided into ten chapters, covering all aspects of beekeeping, from hives and equipment through buying your first bees to managing your colony and processing your honey crop. The tips are grouped logically so that beginners can build their knowledge gradually, while old hands might prefer to dip in and out at random or refer to the index to access specific topics. The tips are accompanied by simple annotated diagrams where required, and a series of specially commissioned linocut prints by printmaker Melvyn Evans rounds out this charming package. 288 pgs
c. 2013, H/C... $21.95

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