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The Butterflies of Australia, Albert Orr and Roger Kitching
1 The Butterflies of Australia
Albert Orr and Roger Kitching Australia Jacana 2011 174175108X / 9781741751086 Soft cover New Book 28.0 x 21.6 x 3.0 cm 
The world over people love butterflies but few understand much more about them than their physical beauty. The Butterflies of Australia offers a unique guide to help identify the nearly 400 species to which our continent plays host but with its focus on living butterflies, it is much more than an identification guide. Within its pages is a concise but broad, non-technical introduction to butterfly biology, history, ecology, evolution and conservation. Hundreds of meticulous illustrations show adult butterflies in life, flying or perched, among the plants and animals of their natural habitat, while others document the Australian butterfly species, with beautiful diagnostic half-wing illustrations of pinned specimens. It also explains and illustrates much of the known behaviour and ecology of Australian butterflies, and in so doing meets the needs of both the butterfly watcher and general nature lover. The Butterflies of Australia presents a remarkable blend of natural history, science and art. With a copy as guide the reader can appreciate the charm and purpose underlying butterflies' far from frivolous lives. About the Authors: Albert Orr is a professional entomologist of 35 years standing. He is a retired lecturer in ecology and invertebrate zoology and has been an Honorary Research Fellow at Griffith University since 1996. Dr Orr is a writer and illustrator, as well as a consultant and scientific editor. Roger Kitching holds the Chair of Ecology at Griffith University's School of the Environment. Professor Kitching is a rainforest ecologist with special expertise in the biology, conservation and management of invertebrate biodiversity. He was admitted as a member of the Order of Australia in 2010. He was also one of the authors of Australia's Biodiversity and Climate Change [CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2009). 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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The Bee Book: Beekeeping Basics, Harvesting Honey, Beeswax, Candles & Other Bee Business, Ann Cliff
2 The Bee Book: Beekeeping Basics, Harvesting Honey, Beeswax, Candles & Other Bee Business
Ann Cliff Australia Aird Books 2010 0947214607 / 9780947214609 Soft cover New Book 23.0 x 15.0 x 1.1 cm 
Honey has been an important food for people for thousands of years. Their desire for it led to the, domestication of bees, through crafting artificial beehives and manipulating the bees' food sources. But quite apart from the harvests of honey and wax, the life-giving role of bees in pollinating many plants that people rely on for food, has made them the stuff of legend, mystery, worship and, nowadays, also controversy. Although some people believe that our reliance on bees for the cultivation of food crops is much exaggerated (as some major staples like rice, wheat and even potatoes don't need them), there is no doubt that there are many crops whose very survival depends on bees. And that is why the recent, somewhat mysterious decline in bee populations around the world is so concerning to people who worry about the future of our natural environment. Anyone interested in growing food, who wants to find out what a beehive or two will give them, even on such a small scale as the suburban backyard or the terrace-house garden, will find this book an indispensable introduction to keeping bees. 
Price: 24.95 AUD
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Nature's Gifts: Answers to Questions about Honey, Pollen and all things Bees, Athol Craig and Skaidra Craig
3 Nature's Gifts: Answers to Questions about Honey, Pollen and all things Bees
Athol Craig and Skaidra Craig Australia Athol Craig 2016 0646911333 / 9780646911335 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 14.7 x 21.0 x 1.0 cm Glenbo Craig 
UPDATED REPRINT 2016 Did you know that to collect a kilo of honey, bees need to visit one million plants? In going about their daily lives, bees provide plants with pollination necessary for reproduction and biodiversity, and they provide food for many species from ants to insects to birds. They are also an integral part of the self-sufficiency approach to sustainable production. The authors look after over 100 honey and native bee hives. They have run bee workshops in schools and colleges, mead-making workshops for grown ups and started successful bee clubs. This book contains the answers to the questions they are most often asked, such as 'what is pollen?', 'how do bees make honey?' 'what if a bee stings?', 'how do you make mead?' and 'what pests and diseases affect bees?'. The 129-page book is strikingly illustrated and designed by the masterful Glenbo Craig. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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Bugs # Mini Encyclopedia, Belinda Gallagher
4 Bugs # Mini Encyclopedia
Belinda Gallagher UK Miles Kelly Publishing 2014 1782094458 / 9781782094456 Soft cover New Book 16.5 x 12.8 x 2.5 cm 
A perfect introduction to comprehensive bugs books for kids, Mini Encyclopedia Bugs is small enough to slot into school bags, making this a fantastic resource for school projects and homework at key stage 2. This compact, comprehensive children's encyclopedia uses clear, bulleted facts and incredible info panels to explain everything from the life cycle of butterflies, how spiders feed and why bees collect nectar. Every topic is supported by photographs, realistic artwork and detailed diagrams, and colour-coded sections make navigation through the topics easy and quick. Chapters and topic examples of Mini Encyclopedia Bugs: . Insect world: Anatomy, Communication, Pollinators, Defence, Parasites and Stings . Ants, bees and wasps: Army ant, Leafcutter ant, Honey, Bumblebee and Hornet . Butterflies and moths: Tortoiseshell butterfly, Red admiral butterfly, Peacock butterfly, Atlas moth and Peppered moth . Flies, beetles and bugs: Horse fly, Mosquito, Firefly, Stag beetle and Cicada . Termites, cockroaches, crickets and grasshoppers: Termite anatomy, Social behavior, Wood termite, Madagascan hissing cockroach and Locust . Other insects: Stick insect, Dragonfly, Praying mantis, Flea and Earwig . Spiders, scorpions and mites: Silk, Black widow spider, Tarantula, Horseshoe crab and Ticks . Worms, millipedes and centipedes: Lugworm, Bloodworm, Leech, Earthworm, Giant centipede Amazing facts for kids to learn include: . Scientists discovered the fossils of a dragonfly that lived 300 million years ago. It had a wingspan as big as a seagull. . House-flies are known to spread 40 serious diseases. A single fly harbours as many as 33 million infectious organisms inside its intestines and 500 million on its body surface and legs. . Out of the 35,000 different kinds of spider, only about 30 are dangerous to people. 
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Spiderwatch: A Guide to Australian Spiders: A Guide to Australian Spiders Revised Edition, Bert Brunet
5 Spiderwatch: A Guide to Australian Spiders: A Guide to Australian Spiders Revised Edition
Bert Brunet Australia New Holland 2008 1876334495 / 9781876334499 Revised Soft cover New Book 23.5 x 14.5 x 1.1 cm 
"Illustrated with an identification guide, colour drawings and photographs, Spiderwatch is an easy-to-use and practical field manual. It contains advice on where to find spiders and how to draw, photograph and take notes on them as well as on anatomy and evolution. More than 100 of the most frequently encountered Australian spiders are depicted. Most of these are described in detail, with information on toxicity, habitat and prey capture. As well, Spiderwatch includes facts on Australia's dangerous spiders and advice on first aid." About the Author: Bert Brunet is an acutely observant photographer, illustrator and writer, and a naturalist of considerable standing. He has twice won the Zoo Le Souef Memorial Award, a national prize presented for contributions to entomological scientific research. His first book, The Silken Web, won the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, highly acclaimed Whitley Award in 1994. Australian Insects: a Natural History is Bertís third book. It is the culmination of his insatiable curiosity with how Australiaís insects have adapted to survive the natural forces of this ancient land. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Dragonflies: Catching, Identifying, How and Where they Live, Chris Earley
6 Dragonflies: Catching, Identifying, How and Where they Live
Chris Earley Canada Firefly Books 2013 1770851860 / 9781770851863 Soft cover New Book 20.3 x 20.3 x 0.5 cm 
Dragonflies are as fascinating as they are beautiful. In this book readers will learn how to observe them in the wild and have them hover as close as their nose! Dragonflies and their close relatives, damselflies, have been around longer than dinosaurs and can be found on all continents except Antarctica. One dragonfly species makes the longest migration of any insect in the world. Dragonflies can be found in wetlands, forests, fields and even backyards. This illustrated guide to dragonflies and damselflies is packed with all the facts about what they are, what they eat, and what eats them. Their life cycle is explored, beginning from eggs that hatch into wingless nymphs that live underwater and breathe through gills. With the help of this detailed guide featuring close-up photographs, readers will learn tips and tricks for how to properly catch, hold and let a dragonfly go. An identification section allows the reader to quickly and easily identify the most popular species and illustrates how each is unique, from darners to clubtails, spiketails to cruisers, and emeralds to skimmers. AGES: 8-11 AUTHOR: Chris G. Earley is the interpretive biologist at the University of Guelph's Arboretum and author of Hawks and Owls, Sparrows and Finches and Warblers, all specific to the Great Lakes and Eastern North America regions. ILLUSTRATIONS: colour photographs * 
Price: 8.95 AUD
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Ants of Brisbane: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide, Christopher James Burwell
7 Ants of Brisbane: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide
Christopher James Burwell Australia Queensland Museum 2007 0977594327 / 9780977594320 Soft cover New Book 14.5 x 10.5 x 0.6 cm 
Ants are everywhere! In Brisbane, more than 350 species of ants probably call the city home - large ones, small ones, black, brown, slow-moving, fast-moving and those that sting. Whenever you see ants, pull out this intriguing little guide and hopefully you wil be able to put names to at least some of the city's more common species. This pocket companion contains detailed descriptions of over 100 different species ants inhabiting Southeast Queensland. From funnel ants to fire ants, their habitats, behaviours and even the strength of their bites can all be found here. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
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Backyard Insects of Brisbane: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide, Christopher James Burwell
8 Backyard Insects of Brisbane: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide
Christopher James Burwell Australia Queensland Museum 2008 0977594394 / 9780977594399 Soft cover New Book 14.9 x 9.9 x 0.5 cm 
A comprehensive pocket-sized guide to the insects commonly found in Brisbane backyards. This pocket companion contains information on ants, roaches, bees and many more insects that youll find in a Brisbane household. Filled with their appetites, activities and habitats, its the essential guide for any Brisbanite curious about insects. This guide concentrates on frequently encountered and conspicuous species of six-legged invertebrates that occur in the average suburban backyard. Take a closer look at their activities and habitats in this essential guide to our fascinating native insects. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
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Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper, Doug Purdie
9 Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper
Doug Purdie Australia Murdoch Books 2014 1743361718 / 9781743361719 Hardcover New Book 24.0 x 17.0 x 1.8 cm 
Everything you need to know to keep bees on your rooftop, balcony or in your backyard. Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked. Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing and maintaining a hive through the seasons. Learn how easy it is to keep happy, healthy bees, and how and when to harvest the liquid gold. Including extensive advice on choosing a hive and the equipment you need; case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life; and 20 delicious recipes for all that honey, from Toasted Honey Granola to Bees Knees Cocktails. About the Author: Doug Purdie, along with his partner at The Urban Beehive, maintains more than 50 beehives on city rooftops, balconies, backyards and in community gardens around Sydney. He runs beginner beekeeping courses and is president of the Sydney branch of the Amateur Beekeepers' Association. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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The Bee Friendly Garden: Easy Ways to Help the Bees and Make Your Garden Grow, Doug Purdie
10 The Bee Friendly Garden: Easy Ways to Help the Bees and Make Your Garden Grow
Doug Purdie Australia Murdoch Books 2016 1743367562 / 9781743367568 Soft cover New Book 25.5 x 21.0 cm 
A grower's handbook to attracting bees and other beneficial insects. Bees are our most important pollinators and they are in decline the world over. They love to live in urban environments, where it's a short flight path from one type of plant to the next. But conventional gardens that favour lawns and pesticides over flowers and edible plants are scaring the good bugs away. The Bee Friendly Garden is a guide for all gardeners great and small to encouraging bees and other good bugs to your green space. Includes: - How bees forage and why your garden needs them - A comprehensive plant guide to bee friendly plants - Simple changes anybody can make - Ideas for gardens of all sizes - Natural pest control and companion planting advice. 208 Pages. About the Author: Doug Purdie is the co-founder of The Urban Beehive, which manages over 100 hives around Sydney. He teaches beginner beekeeping courses and is the author of Backyard Bees. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens, Eric Grissell
11 Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens
Eric Grissell USA Timber Press 2010 0881929883 / 9780881929881 Hardcover New Book 23.1 x 15.5 x 3.3 cm 
Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. "Bees, Wasps, and Ants" explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their biology and a tour of what role they play in each part of the garden. Part Two takes a closer look at the individual groups within the family, including sawflies, horntails, woodwasps, parasitic wasps, predatory wasps, bees, and ants. "Bees, Wasps, and Ants" is sure to persuade even the most insectphobic reader to invite these fascinating creatures into their gardens. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting [POD], Eva Crane
12 The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting [POD]
Eva Crane UK Routledge 2000 0415924677 / 9780415924672 Hardcover New Book 28.0 x 21.6 x 4.3 cm 
NOT IN STOCK - THIS IS A PRINT ON DEMAND TITLE WHICH TAKES 7-10 DAYS TO RECEIVE INTO STOCK - PLEASE TAKE THIS TIMEFRAME INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ORDERING. This definitive work by world-renowned bee authority Eva Crane offers a fascinating account of bees and their complex relations with both humans and animals. Comprehensive, absorbing, and lavishly illustrated, this scholarly, yet accessible volume explores how bees, honey and other bee products have been gathered and utilized throughout the world. Beginning with the rock paintings of the Mesolithic cave dwellers, readers will learn about the variety of methods used by human beekeepers, the stratagems used by animal honey-hunters, and the multitude of products humans have derived from bees. The first in-depth book on the subject, the "World History of Beekeeping and Honey-Hunting" is the ultimate work on bees for scholars in biology and the life sciences, professional and amateur beekeepers, and anyone who is interested in bees or the collection of honey. 704 pages. 1.82 kg. 
Price: 306.00 AUD 259.25 AUD 
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Create More Butterflies : a guide to 48 butterflies and their host-plants for south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales, Frank Jordan and Helen Schwencke
13 Create More Butterflies : a guide to 48 butterflies and their host-plants for south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales
Frank Jordan and Helen Schwencke Australia Earthling Enterprises 2005 0975713809 / 9780975713808 Soft cover New Book 23.0 x 16.0 x 0.6 cm 
This book contains over 250 full colour photos of butterfly lifecycles and caterpillar food plants for 48 different species of butterflies that occur in the south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Thirty-one of the 48 species covered were raised from butterfly eggs laid on host plants grown in a 16 perch (405 sq m) inner suburban garden in Brisbane. All photos are of living animals. Much other information is also covered. The Butterflies Australian Painted Lady Blue Tiger Blue Triangle Bordered Rustic Caper Gull Caper White Chequered Swallowtail Chocolate Argus Clearwing Swallowtail Common Crow Common Pencilled-blue Dainty Swallowtail Eastern Dusk-flat Evening Brown Four-barred Swordtail Fuscous Swallowtail Glasswing Imperial Hairstreak Indigo Flash Jezebel Nymph Laced Fritillary Large Grass-yellow Leafwing Lemon Migrant Lesser Wanderer Macleay's Swallowtail Meadow Argus Monarch Orchard Swallowtail Pale Triangle Plumbago Blue Purple Moonbeam Regent Skipper Richmond Birdwing Scarlet Jezebel Small Grass-yellow Small Green-banded Blue Splendid Ochre Swamp Tiger Tailed Emperor Varied Eggfly Varied Sword-grass Brown White-banded Plane White Migrant Yellow Admiral Yellow Albatross Yellow Jewel Yellow Migrant 
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The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia, Gunther Theischinger and John Hawking
14 The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia
Gunther Theischinger and John Hawking Australia CSIRO Publishing 2006 0643090738 / 9780643090736 Soft cover New Book 21.5 x 14.8 x 2.1 cm 
Dragonflies and damselflies are conspicuous insects - many are large and brightly coloured. Here for the first time is a comprehensive guide to the Australian dragonfly fauna. The book includes identification keys not only for adults but also for their larvae, commonly known as 'mud eyes' and often used as bait for freshwater fish. With stunning full-colour images and distribution maps, the book covers all 30 families, 110 genera and 324 species found in Australia. Dragonflies are valuable indicators of environmental well-being. A detailed knowledge of the dragonfly fauna and its changes is therefore an important basis for decisions about environmental protection and management. Their extraordinary diversity will interest entomologists and amateur naturalists alike. 
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The Illustrated Australasian Bee Manual: And Complete Guide to Modern Bee Culture in the Southern Hemisphere # Classic Reprint Series, Isaac Hopkins
15 The Illustrated Australasian Bee Manual: And Complete Guide to Modern Bee Culture in the Southern Hemisphere # Classic Reprint Series
Isaac Hopkins USA Forgotten Books 2015 1332317421 / 9781332317424 Soft cover New Book 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm 
Excerpt from The Illustrated Australasian Bee Manual: And Complete Guide to Modern Bee Culture in the Southern Hemisphere So rapid is the present progress of commercial beekeeping, necessarily accompanied by frequent changes and modifications in apiary appliances and methods of management, that much of the practical instructions embodied in technical works on bee-culture published from time to time, soon become antiquated, and out of date. I realised this in the present case when commencing to revise the text matter of the last - in preparation for the new - Edition, and therefore I decided to re-write, and re-construct, the whole of the chapters specially dealing with the Manual work of the apiary, and thereby to bring this Edition right up to date. This has been done to the best of my ability, and I trust that the alterations and new matter, together with the additional illustrations, will meet with the approval of those for whom the book is published. My recent position as Chief Government Apiarist in New Zealand afforded me exceptional opportunities for observing how commercial bee-keeping can be, and is, conducted under different conditions, and by different types of bee-keepers. It also enabled me in the course of my duties to carry out experiments at the Government Apiaries to determine matters of great importance to the industry; some of the results of which have already been published in "Bulletin" No. 18 on Bee-Culture, obtainable from the offices of the Department of Agriculture. The results of the knowledge thus gained are embodied in the present volume. I would draw special attention to the remarkable progress made in commercial bee-keeping in New Zealand since the Government gave its support to the industry. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. 
Price: 26.95 AUD
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Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping, John Klumpp
16 Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping
John Klumpp Australia Earthling Enterprises 2007 0975713817 / 9780975713815 Soft cover New Book 24.0 x 17.0 cm 
Australian Stingless Bees: a guide to Sugarbag beekeeping by John Klumpp is a 120 page book packed with over 200 photos and illustrations. It is easy to read, whimsical, engaging, sometimes amusing, and is crammed with useful information. The topics covered are: catching the bug - John's personal perspective; the different species of native social stingless bees; differences in lifestyle between honey bees and native social stingless bees (particularly Tetragonula carbonaria formerly Trigona carbonaria; life and lifecycle in a colony; castes; locating colonies in bushland; some different ways to house a hive; buying a hive; installing and moving a hive; rescuing and transferring colonies to artificial hives; propagating hives by splitting; propagating hives by eduction (or budding); some swarming behaviours (once mated, the queen never leaves the hive); friends and foes of stingless bees; the Cadaghi controversy - stingless bees are adapted to spreading Cadaghi seeds; planting native bee friendly gardens; and a glimpse at some future possibilities Please note: This book deals with stingless native bees which do NOT occur in Victoria, Tasmania, SA, the ACT, the southern half of WA, or in the colder areas of NSW. About the Author: John Klumpp is one of Australia's most creative and talented stingless bee keepers. His innovative designs have added a whole new dimension to the beekeeping techniques used in Australia's stingless bee industry. John has been keeping stingless bees since 1998 though his interest in these bees started long before that, in the 1950s. He currently has 60 stingless bee hives and adds their numbers by splitting them using the Eduction Method. 
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Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, Malcolm T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney
17 Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees
Malcolm T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney USA Storey Publishing 2010 1603425500 / 9781603425506 Soft cover New Book 22.9 x 15.2 cm 
Enjoy the sweet rewards of keeping your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep your bees healthy, and harvest honey. Full of practical advice on apiary equipment and tools, this comprehensive guide also includes an overview of colony life and honey bee anatomy. Whether you're just getting started or are managing dozens of hives, Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees will help you successfully manage a thriving beekeeping operation. 244 pages. 
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More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World, Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld
18 More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World
Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld Canada Greystone Books 2015 1771640995 / 9781771640992 Soft cover New Book 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.5 cm 
"If 70 percent of all cattle or 30 percent of all chickens were to die annually, states of emergency would be declared everywhere. The death of bees is at least that dramatic and with even more far-reaching consequences." More Than Honey, the book based on the award-winning documentary of the same name, takes us on a global tour of the world of bees, introducing us along the way to "killer bees," Frankenbees, beekeepers, and human pollinators. Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld examine both the history and current status of our relationship to and reliance on bees, and expose the human behaviors that are contributing to the decline of the bee population--a decline that could ultimately contribute directly to a world food problem. The authors intersperse information about the intricate social structure of the bee world and the problems faced by bees--ranging from the ubiquitous Varroa destructor to overuse of pesticides and an ever-shrinking natural landscape--with conversations and interviews with beekeepers and bee experts from across the world, balancing the views of those who see bees as simply a valuable source of income with the views of those who see bees as undervalued, misunderstood creatures that need our help to survive. The end result is a fascinating, accessible overview of a species that is crucial to our survival. 152 pages. About the Authors: Markus Imhoof is an Oscar-nominated Swiss filmmaker and director of the international award-winning documentary More Than Honey. He is descended from a long line of beekeepers. Claus-Peter Lieckfeld co-founded and edited the German ecological magazine Natur. He currently works as a freelance writer, and in addition to co-authoring several books, has written numerous articles on nature. Both live in Berlin. 
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The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia, Michael Braby
19 The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia
Michael Braby Australia CSIRO Publishing 2004 0643090274 / 9780643090279 Soft cover New Book 21.5 x 14.8 x 2.0 cm 
This is the first complete field guide to all butterfly species on Australia's mainland and its remote islands. Written by one of Australia's leading lepidopterists, it is stunningly illustrated with colour photographs of each of the 416 currently identified species. There is also a distribution map for each species on the Australian mainland. It covers the five major family groups: Hesperiidae, Paplionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae, as well as the family Riodinidae, which has but a single species in Australia. The introduction covers adult structure, classification, distribution and habitats, and life cycle and behaviour. This is followed by accounts of each of the 416 species, giving common name, scientific name, and other names (if any), as well as details of behaviour, habitat, status, and larval food plants. Accompanying each species is a distribution map, and photographs of the upperside and underside of both male and female specimens. The book also contains a checklist of all species, a list of entomological contacts, a glossary, a bibliography, an index of common names and an index of scientific names. 
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Wildlife of Greater Brisbane 2nd Edition: A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***, Michelle Ryan
20 Wildlife of Greater Brisbane 2nd Edition: A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***
Michelle Ryan Australia Queensland Museum 2007 0977594319 / 9780977594313 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 21.0 x 14.8 x 2.9 cm 
Residents of the Greater Brisbane Region are privileged to live in one of the richest natural environments in Australia. From high mountain rainforest to the barest cityscape, the region is home to an astonishing variety of wild creatures, large and small, seen and unseen. Worms, snails, spiders, insects, fish, frogs, lizards, snakes, birds and mammals, many of them rare or endangered, survive alongside the region's 2.8 million human inhabitants, sharing their homes, backyards, parks and bushland. Whether biting ants, brilliantly coloured birds, or tiny marsupial mice, the native animals are impossible to avoid. This new edition of one of Australia's most successful wildlife guides features 100 extra pages of easy-to-read information and hundreds of brilliant, new full colour photographs. It describes the animals most likely to be encountered by residents and naturalists alike, and is a must-have book for anyone who cares about Australian wildlife. 428 pages. 
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