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Common Spiders Of North America

Author : Richard Alan Bradley
ISBN : 9780520274884
Genre : Science
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Spiders are among the most diverse groups of terrestrial invertebrates, yet they are among the least studied and understood. This first comprehensive guide to all 68 spider families in North America beautifully illustrates 469 of the most commonly encountered species. Group keys enable identification by web type and other observable details, and species descriptions include identification tips, typical habitat, geographic distribution, and behavioral notes. A concise illustrated introduction to spider biology and anatomy explains spider relationships. This book is a critical resource for curious naturalists who want to understand this ubiquitous and ecologically critical component of our biosphere.

Spiders Of North America

Author : Darrell Ubick
ISBN : 0977143902
Genre : Nature
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This beautifully illustrated guide to the spiders of North America, north of Mexico, provides more than 1,400 illustrations and keys to the genera in 68 spider families. The book includes more than 550 genera. The manual contains 72 chapters and a wealth of information including an introduction to spider morphology, natural history, collecting techniques and preservation methods; an overview of the current status and most recent developments in spider evolutionary history; a key to the 68 families of spiders found in North America, north of Mexico; keys to the genera in each of these 68 families; an etymological dictionary explaining the derivation of the names of spider genera and families; and a well illustrated glossary.

Kaufman Field Guide To Insects Of North America

Author : Eric R. Eaton
ISBN : 0618153101
Genre : Nature
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Highlighted by more than two thousand digitally enhanced color photographs, a comprehensive guide to the insects of North America contains information--including life histories, behaviors, and habitats--on every major group of insects found north of Mexico.

Garden Insects Of North America

Author : Whitney Cranshaw
ISBN : 0691095612
Genre : Gardening
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Using full-color photos and scientifically accurate text, Cranshaw creates a comprehensive, user-friendly guide on how to better understand, appreciate and tolerate 1,420 of the insects affecting yard and garden plants in North America.

National Wildlife Federation Field Guide To Insects And Spiders Related Species Of North America

Author : Arthur V. Evans
ISBN : 1402741537
Genre : Nature
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Also includes material on proturans, springtails, diplurans, harvestmen, scorpions, ticks, mites, centipedes, millipedes, crayfish, pillbugs, fairy, brine, tadpole, and clam shrimps, water fleas, and malacostracans.

The Bees In Your Backyard

Author : Joseph S. Wilson
ISBN : 9781400874156
Genre : Nature
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The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field. The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around us—in our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food, their role as pollinators, and even how to attract them to your own backyard. Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, describing key identification features, distributions, diets, nesting habits, and more. Provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide to all bees in the United States and Canada Features more than 900 full-color photos Offers helpful identification tips and pointers for studying bees Includes a full chapter on how to attract bees to your backyard


Author : Jan Beccaloni
ISBN : UOM:39076002899610
Genre : Science
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With around 11 distinctive lineages and over 38,000 species of spiders alone, arachnids are an amazingly diverse group of invertebrates—and with names like the Goliath Bird-Eating Spider, the Tailless Whip Spider, and the Harvestman, they can be both spectacular and captivating. Most books about arachnids focus on spiders, neglecting scorpions, ticks, mites, wind spiders, and other fascinating yet poorly understood groups. This adventurous volume summarizes all existing knowledge about each major type of arachnid, revealing their secrets through detailed species accounts, brilliant photographs, and a compelling cast of eight-legged characters. It examines the anatomy, habitat, behavior and distribution of each lineage, from the garden spider to the death stalker scorpion and even a species of mite that lives inside a monkey's lungs. Drawing on the vast resources at London's Natural History Museum, Arachnids spins a sensational tale, debunking common myths and delving deep into the lives of these bizarre and beautiful creatures.

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