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Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston / New York. 0618768262 / 9780618768264 Updated Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The most user-friendly butterfly guide ever published, still handy and compact, now updated with the very latest information. Follows the latest classification, recognizing more than forty additional species, Includes four new color plates of Mexican-border rarities, More than 2,300 images of butterflies in natural poses, Pictorial table of contents, Convenient one-page index, and Range maps of text pages. "Brings a fresh and helpful new approach to the field," - Robert Michael Pyle, author of the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies 
Price: 18.95 USD
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2 CRANSHAW, WHITNEY. Garden Insects Of North America: The Ultimate Guide To Bacyard Bugs.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2017. Revised Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Garden Insects of North America is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden plants in North America. In a manner no previous book has come close to achieving, through full-color photos and concise, clear, scientifically accurate text, it describes the vast majority of species associated with shade trees and shrubs, turfgrass, flowers and ornamental plants, vegetables, and fruits--1,420 of them, including crickets, katydids, fruit flies, mealybugs, moths, maggots, borers, aphids, ants, bees, and many, many more. For particularly abundant bugs adept at damaging garden plants, management tips are also included. Covering all of the continental United States and Canada, this is the definitive one-volume resource for amateur gardeners, insect lovers, and professional entomologists alike. To ease identification, the book is organized by plant area affected (e.g., foliage, flowers, stems) and within that, by taxa. Close to a third of the species are primarily leaf chewers, with about the same number of sap suckers. Multiple photos of various life stages and typical plant symptoms are included for key species. The text, on the facing page, provides basic information on host plants, characteristic damage caused to plants, distribution, life history, habits, and, where necessary, how to keep "pests" in check--in short, the essentials to better understanding, appreciating, and tolerating these creatures. Whether managing, studying, or simply observing insects, identification is the first step--and this book is the key. With it in hand, the marvelous microcosm right outside the house finally comes fully into view. Describes more than 1,400 species--twice as many as in any other field guide Full-color photos for most species--more than five times the number in most comparable guides Up-to-date pest management tips Organized by plant area affected and by taxa for easy identification Covers the continental United States and Canada Provides species level treatment of all insects and mites important to gardens Illustrates all life stages of key garden insects and commonly associated plant injuries Concise, clear, scientifically accurate text Comprehensive and user-friendly "An impressive, encyclopedic guide to identifying everything from acorn weevils to zebra caterpillars. Understanding the way gardeners think, Cranshaw has logically organized the information according to the type of damage inflicted. . . . Methods of controlling insect populations, in-depth discussions of beneficial insects, a comprehensive at-a-glance appendix of common plant-insect associations, and more than 1,400 color photos make this a marvel among insect identification manuals."--Booklist "Know thine enemy,' a time-worn caveat lifted from Sun-tzu's treatise, The Art of War, is sage advice for the organic gardener hoping to emerge victorious in the battle of the bugs. Acquiring such knowledge has just become easier with the release of Garden Insects of North America. . . . [Cranshaw] has packed his book with concise, organized information on all the common and not-so-common insect pests of turf, orchards and gardens in North America. The overwhelming emphasis is on recognizing and categorizing the insects themselves, using appearance, type of destructive damage encountered and target food hosts as clues. . . . With detailed, high-quality photographic plates conveniently adjacent to the standardized insect descriptions, identification of suspected insect enemies is straightforward."--Jack Aldridge, San Francisco Chronicle "An exceptionally well organized and complete text on garden insects. . . . Almost every insect is illustrated, with well over 1,000 full-color photographs showing them in various life cycle stages. Its very simple but complete explanations, diagrams and photographs make this the best reference I have read for diagnosing virtually all insect problems. It will make you the neighborhood entomologist."--Joel M. Lerner, The Washington Post 
Price: 33.25 USD
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3 CURRAN, DR. C. H. Insects In Your Life.
Sheridan House, New York: 1951. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Explains the curious lives of many insects who affect our lives by either benefiting or annoying us. Such familiar "bugs" as termites, clothes moths, carpet beetles, silver-fish, centipedes and a variety of flies are collected here as well as a group of exotic and strangely mannered insects whose "believe it or not" behavior is full of constant surprise. Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.62 USD
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4 DEANGELIS, JACK. Living With Bugs: Least-toxic Solutions To Everyday Bug Problems.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Living with Bugs answers every homeowner's questions about the insects and related critters that share our homes and living spaces. Jack DeAngelis examines more than 50 of the most commonly encountered household pests, from ants to scabies to vinegar flies, and offers environmentally friendly solutions for managing them, distinguishing situations requiring immediate attention from those needing simple monitoring. Living with Bugs is an essential guide for homeowners, master gardeners, and cooperative extension agents. Includes more than ninety color and black-and-white photographs and drawings of the featured species; an identification guide to common pests; information about life history; and advice about control. Plus information on entomophobia and delusions; Internet and local resources; electronic pest control; biorational ("eco-friendly") pesticides; buying pest control services; and simple "keys" to identification of an unknown bug. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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Time Incorporated, New York: 1962. Life Nature Library. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very Good condition. 
One of the "Nature Library" Series, a sequence of books devoted to the study of the natural world. Contains beautiful full color photographs and illustrations, detailed analysis of subject matter and an engaging narrative. This volume includes chapters on: The Realm of the Insect, Living in Armor, The Marvel of Metamorphosis, Insect Architecture, The Hunters and the Hunted, Flowers, Pollen and Bees, The Water Dwellers, The Ant: Wisdom or Instinct? Index Included. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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Golden Press, New York: 1966. 0307240169 / 9780307240163 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
Describes and illustrates the most common and dmaging pests of home, garden, field and forest. The guide identifies the pests and their life stages, indicating the best times and methods for control. Natural, mechanical, biological, effective chemical controls and new methods are discussed. Highly illustrated. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.40 USD
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7 KLOTS, ALEXANDER B.; KLOTS, ELSIE B. Living Insects Of The World.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1959. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. The front cover is water stained and so are many of the pages. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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8 LOCKWOOD, JEFFREY A. Locust: The Devastating Rise And Mysterious Disappearance Of The Insect That Shaped The American Frontier.
Basic Books, New York: 2004. 0738208949 / 9780738208947 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Sets out to tell the story of an insect, and in so doing tells the story of a nation. Drawing on historical accounts and modern science, Lockwood brings to life the economic, religious, and political forces at work in America in the late-nineteenth century, even as he solves one of the greatest ecological mysteries of our time. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.58 USD
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9 LOWENSTEIN, FRANK & LECHNER, SHERYL. Bugs: Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes And Other Closely Related Arthropods.
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc., New York: 1999. 1579120687 / 9781579120689 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. There are some small tears, wear and nicks in the dustjacket. 
Discover details about insect behavior, their physical features and ways of life that are totally different from our own. You'll learn what is and is not an insect, how they evolved, how they help and harm humans, and the fascinating details of their lives from birth to death. Colorful features focus on each significant order of the insect world from giant dragonflies, feisty cockroaches, attacking praying mantises and burrowing spiders to pinching earwigs, microscopic aphids, swimming beetles, fleshy caterpillars and elegant butterflies. 
Price: 27.08 USD
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10 OPLER, PAUL A.; MALIKUL, VICHAI (ILLUSTRATIONS). A Field Guide To Eastern Butterflies.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston: 1998. 0395904536 / 9780395904534 The Peterson Field Guide Series. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Features descriptions of 524 species of butterflies. One hundred color photographs as well as 348 color range maps accompany the species descriptions. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.92 USD
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11 PATENT, DOROTHY HINSHAW. The Lives Of Spiders.
Holiday House, New York: 1980. 0823404188 / 9780823404186 h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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Facts On File, New York: 1991. 0816022984 / 9780816022984 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Grasshoppers, katydids, mantids, crickets, cockroaches and stick insects - often referred to collectively as the orthopteroids - form a part of the insect kingdom that deserves to be better known. The common names for these insects vary greatly around the world as so this book adopts clear and simple usage and is written throughout with a minimum of technical jarggon. While there is sound, basic information on physiology, classification and life cycle, the main emphasis of the text is upon behavior. These descriptions convey the information in vivid detail while at the same time encouraging first-hand observartion on the part of the reader. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.05 USD
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13 RUSSELL, SHARMAN APT. Diary Of A Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles And Other New Ways Of Engaging The World.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2014. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In the exploding world of citizen science, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are monitoring climate change, tracking bird migration, finding stardust for NASA, and excavating mastodons. The sheer number of citizen scientists, combined with new technology, has begun to shape how research is conducted. Non-professionals become acknowledged experts: dentists turn into astronomers and accountants into botanists. Diary of a Citizen Scientist is a timely exploration of this phenomenon, told through the lens of nature writer Sharman Apt Russell's yearlong study of a little-known species, the Western red-bellied tiger beetle. In a voice both humorous and lyrical, Russell recounts her persistent and joyful tracking of an insect she calls "charismatic," "elegant," and "fierce." Patrolling the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico, collector's net in hand, she negotiates the realities of climate change even as she celebrates the beauty of a still-wild and rural landscape. Russell's self-awareness—of her occasionally-misplaced confidence, her quest to fill in "that blank spot on the map of tiger beetles," and her desire to become newly engaged in her life—creates a portrait not only of the tiger beetle she tracks, but of the mindset behind self-driven scientific inquiry. Falling in love with the diversity of citizen science, she participates in crowdsourcing programs that range from cataloging galaxies to monitoring the phenology of native plants, applauds the growing role of citizen science in environmental activism, and marvels at the profusion of projects around the world. Diary of a Citizen Scientist offers its readers a glimpse into the transformative properties of citizen science—and documents the transformation of the field as a whole. Diary of a Citizen Scientist Connect "With Diary of a Citizen Scientist, her most personal book yet, Russell ranges from thoughtful examination to luminous revelation that reads like William Wordsworth or Annie Dillard, the soul shivering with ecstasy ... Diary of a Citizen Scientist is both a journey that transforms Russell and her understanding of herself and the planet she loves, and a clarion call to join a movement." 
Price: 18.00 USD
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14 SEDGWICK, S. N. Butterflies And How To Identify Them.
Charles H. Kelly, London: 1917. Second Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. Cover has slight scratches. 
Designed to help ireaders distinguish the butterflies of the British Isles. 
Price: 46.79 USD
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15 ZIM, HERBERT S.; COTTAM, CLARENCE. Insects: A Guide To Familiar American Insects.
Western Publishing Company, Inc., Wisconsin: 1987. 030724055X / 9780307240552 s Softcover. Good condition. Cover has slight scratches. 
This handy guide to the most common, important, and showy North American insects will help the novice begin a fascinating study. Includes an Index. 
Price: 22.56 USD
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