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A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America
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A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America

By Voshell, J. R., Jr.

Granville: McDonald & Woodward Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Like New.

$25.00

A Review of the Genus Eunice (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) Based Upon Type Material
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A Review of the Genus Eunice (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) Based Upon Type Material

By Fauchald, K.

Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. (523):x, 422 p., 1992. Very Good.

$10.00

Pentachlorophenol Hazards to Fish, Wildlife, and Invertebrates: A Synoptic Review
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Pentachlorophenol Hazards to Fish, Wildlife, and Invertebrates: A Synoptic Review

By Eisler, R.

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Report 85 (1.17), 1989.

$4.00

Kingdom of Ants
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Kingdom of Ants

By Wilson, Edward O.; Durán, José M. Gómez

Pages: x, 99 p. One of the earliest New World naturalists, José Celestino Mutis began his professional life as a physician in Spain and ended it as a scientist and natural philosopher in modern-day Colombia. Drawing on new translations of Mutis's nearly forgotten writings, this fascinating story of scientific adventure in eighteenth-century South America retrieves Mutis's contributions from obscurity. In 1760, the 28-year-old Mutis—newly appointed as the personal physician of the Viceroy of the New Kingdom of Granada—embarked on a 48-year exploration of the natural world of northern South America. His thirst for knowledge led Mutis to study the region's flora, become a professor of mathematics, construct the first astronomical observatory in the Western Hemisphere, and amass one of the largest scientific libraries in the world. He translated Newton's writings and penned essays about Copernicus; lectured extensively on astronomy, geography, and meteorology; and eventually became a priest. But, as two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner Edward O. Wilson and Spanish natural history scholar José M. Gómez Durán reveal in this enjoyable and illustrative account, one of Mutis's most magnificent accomplishments involved ants. Acting at the urging of Carl Linnaeus—the father of taxonomy—shortly after he arrived in the New Kingdom of Granada, Mutis began studying the ants that swarmed everywhere. Though he lacked any entomological training, Mutis built his own classification for the species he found and named at a time when New World entomology was largely nonexistent. His unorthodox catalog of army ants, leafcutters, and other six-legged creatures found along the banks of the Magdalena provided a starting point for future study. Wilson and Durán weave a compelling, fast-paced story of ants on the march and the eighteenth-century scientist who followed them. A unique glance into the early world of science exploration, Kingdom of Ants is a delight to read and filled with intriguing information.

$18.00

The Study of Ants
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The Study of Ants

By Skate, S. H.

Pages: vi, 178 p. Ants are abundant everywhere and live in highly organized communities; yet comparatively few naturalists are engaged in the investigation of their behavior, which in many respects still baffles us. A vast field offering rich rewards is open to anyone - amateur or professional - who cares to study these fascinating little creatures, and in this book Dr. Skaife, whose researches on the subject are famous and have occupied him for nearly forty years, tells in simple, non-technical language how to capture ants and keep them, how to make artificial nests for them, how to manipulate them experimentally - all without any skill and negligible cost. he also describes enthrallingly the remarkable experiments that he himself has carried out and the discoveries he has made.

$24.00

Secret Lives of Ants
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Secret Lives of Ants

By Jae Choe

In the great naturalist tradition of E. O. Wilson, Jae Choe takes readers into a miniature world dominated by six-legged organisms. This is the world of the ant, an insect that humans, as well as most other life forms, depend upon for their very survival. Easily one of the most important animals on earth, ants seem to mirror the actions, emotions, and industries of the human population, often more effectively than humans do themselves. They developed ranching and farming long before humans, and their division of labor resembles the assembly lines of automobile factories and multinational enterprises. Self-sacrifice and a finely tuned chemical language are the foundations of their monarchical society, which is capable of waging large-scale warfare and taking slaves. Tales of their massacres and atrocities, as well as struggles for power, are all too reminiscent of our own. The reality of ant society is more fascinating than even the most creative minds could imagine. Choe combines expert scientific knowledge with a real passion for these miniscule marvels. His vivid descriptions are paired with captivating illustrations and photographs to introduce readers to the economics, culture, and intrigue of the ant world. All of nature is revealed through the secret lives of the amazing ants. In the words of the author, "Once you get to know them, you'll love them." Pages: xxvi, 156 p.

$30.00

Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Dir Chiropterenausbeute
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Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Dir Chiropterenausbeute

By Toldt, Karl

The Toldt paper is on pages 43-53. This is part of the complete issue. Other contents areCognetti de Martiis L.: Eine neue Opithodrilus-Art aus BrasilienReiser O.: Liste der VogelartenReiser O.: VogelSiebenrock, Friedrich: Schildkröten von BrasilienSiebenrock, Friedrich: Die Brillenkaimane von BrasilienSpandl H.: Das Zooplankton des Paranagua-Sees

$100.00

Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Das Zooplankton des Paranagua-Sees
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Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Das Zooplankton des Paranagua-Sees

By Spandl, Hermann

Spandl paper on pages 101-105 This is the complete issue. Other contents are: Cognetti de Martiis L.: Eine neue Opithodrilus-Art aus Brasilien Reiser O.: Liste der Vogelarten Reiser O.: Vogel Siebenrock, Friedrich: Schildkröten von Brasilien Siebenrock, Friedrich: Die Brillenkaimane von Brasilien Toldt K.: Dir Chiropterenausbeute

$100.00

Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. \
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Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. "Liste der Vogelarten" und "Vogel"

By Reiser, O

Reiser papers on pages 55-105; 107-252, 1 color plate, 2 maps This is part of the complete issue. Other contents are: Cognetti de Martiis L.: Eine neue Opithodrilus-Art aus Brasilien Siebenrock, Friedrich: Schildkröten von Brasilien Siebenrock, Friedrich: Die Brillenkaimane von Brasilien Spandl H.: Das Zooplankton des Paranagua-Sees Toldt K.: Dir Chiropterenausbeute

$100.00

Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Eine neue Opithodrilus-Art aus Brasilien
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Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Eine neue Opithodrilus-Art aus Brasilien

By Cognetti de Martiis, Luigi

Cognetti de Martiis paper on pages 41-42. This is part of the complete issue. Other contents are: Reiser O.: Liste der Vogelarten Reiser O.: VogelSiebenrock, Friedrich: Schildkröten von BrasilienSiebenrock, Friedrich: Die Brillenkaimane von BrasilienSpandl H.: Das Zooplankton des Paranagua-SeesToldt K.: Dir Chiropterenausbeute

$100.00