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An Introduction to Acarology

By: Baker, Edward W.; Wharton, G.W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260332


Front hinge just starting, minor ink marks in text, pages thumb-indexed by previous owner (Robert L. Gering, a Ph.D. in the field of arachnology, from whose library this volume was acquired). 1952 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 465 pp. 8vo. A monograph on mites and ticks, written by an entomologist and a zoologist. Color frontispiece, black-and-white illustrations in text. View more info

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Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect Visitors

By: Blanchan, Neltje

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2267728


Spine head, spine base and corners very lightly rubbed. 1927 Large Hardcover. xiii, 415 pp. Color plates and many other illustrations photographed directly from nature by Henry Troth and A.R. Dugmore. CONTENTS: Preface; List of Illustrations; Blue to Purple Flowers; Magenta to Pink Flowers; White and Greenish Flowers; Yellow and Orange Flowers; Red and Indefinites; Fragrant Flowers or Leaves; Unpleasantly Scented; Plants and Shrubs Conspicuous in Fruit; Plant Families Re... View more info

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Bibliographia Araneorum: Analyse Methodique de Toute la Litterature Araneologique Jusqu-en 1939, Tome I [1]

By: Bonnet, Pierre

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Les Freres Douladoure: 1945

Seller ID: 2260318


Custom bound in blue cloth with previous owner's initials (S.C.B.) on spine base, gilt titles. Pages toned, bookplate, pamphlet, and small note laid in, ink name and date on front endpaper, explaining that Robert L. Gering (a Ph.D. in arachnology, from whose library this work was acquired) purchased this book from the library of the late Sherman C. Bishop. 1945 Hard Cover. xvii, 832 pp. 8vo. A French bibliography of works on the study of spiders, the first of three propo... View more info

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Spiders

By: Bristowe, W.S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The King Penguin Books: 1947

Seller ID: 2260333


Ink name and date on front endpaper, 1 inch closed tear to one text page. 1947 Hard Cover. 33, [1], A guide to spiders, illustrated with 24 color plates. Black-and-white illustrations in text. View more info

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Jamaica and Its Butterflies

By: Brown, F. Martin; Heineman, Bernard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: E.W. Classey Limited: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1525143


First edition. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed. 1972 Large Hardcover. 478 pp. 11 x 8 7/8. Map illustrated endpapers. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Foreword; Prologue; 1. The Jamaican Scene; 2. The Early Collectors; 3. Present-Day Collecting; 4. Butterfly Anatomy and Biology; 5. Chief Butterfly Habitats of Jamaica; 6. Zoogeography; 7. The Butterflies of Jamaica; Abbreviations; Color Plates; Bibliography; Glossary; Check-List; Index to Scientific Names. View more info

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The Arachnid Order Chelonethida (Stanford University Publications University Series, Biological Sciences, Volume VII, Number 1 [Vol. 7, No. I])

By: Chamberlin, Joseph Conrad

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1931

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2260279


Inscribed to fellow arachnologist Robert L. Gering (from whose library this volume was acquired) and signed by author on dedication page, signed by author again without inscription on title page. Possible custom rebinding (we have another copy from the same collection in red cloth with gilt titles on the spine - this is plain brown cloth with no title on the exterior). Rear hinge a bit shaken. 1931 Hard Cover. 284 pp. 8vo. A study of pseudoscorpions by an arachnologist w... View more info

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Laboratory Notes for Zoology 225: Arachnology

By: Chamberlin, R.V.; Mulaik, S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: R.L. Gering:

Seller ID: 2260274


A bit musty, a few pages in need of reinforcement along binder rings. A three-ring binder containing typed and handwritten notes and class worksheets for a college-level course on arachnids, with thumb tabs dividing the material into the following sections: Microthelyphonida;Pedipalpida; Ricinulei; Solpugida; Chelonethida; Scorpionida; Opiliones; Acarina; Araneida. Acquired from the working library of a Ph.D. in the field. View more info

Image for The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near Relatives, the Scorpions, Pseudoscorpions, Whip-Scorpions, Harvestmen, and Other Members of the Class Arachnida, Found in America North of Mexico, with Analytical Keys for Their Classification and Popular Accounts of Their Habits

The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near Relatives, the Scorpions, Pseudoscorpions, Whip-Scorpions, Harvestmen, and Other Members of the Class Arachnida, Found in America North of Mexico, with Analytical Keys for Their Classification and Popular Accounts of Their Habits

By: Comstock, John Henry; Gertsch, W.J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Company, Inc.: 1948

Seller ID: 2260319


Revised edition. Thumb-indexed by previous owner, Robert L. Gering, who was a Ph.D. in the field of arachnology, and from whose library this volume was acquired. Four pages of pencil notes laid in, minor ink and pencil notes in text. 1948 Hard Cover. xi, 729 pp. 8vo. A guide to the study of spiders, scorpions, and other arachnids, originally published in 1912. This edition, released in 1948, is revised and edited by W.J. Gertsch, Ph.D., associate curator at the Departmen... View more info

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The Spider

By: Crompton, John; Quammen, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Nick Lyons Books: 1987

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2261000


1st printing. Wrappers faintly toned, page ridges lightly foxed. 1987 Trade Paperback. 254 pp. Describes the characteristics and behavior of spiders, looks at different breeds, and discusses their hunting techniques, breeding, natural enemies, courtship and intelligence. View more info

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Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert (Southwestern Monuments Association, Popular Series, No. 3)

By: Dodge, Natt N.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Southwestern Monuments Association / Sugar Pine Press: 1947

Seller ID: 2260282


Ink name and date on front wrapper, wrappers lightly toned. 1947 Stapled Binding. 44 pp. Pictorial wrappers. A guide to various species living in the desert that are, despite the title, venomous; poisonous would mean they were harmful when bitten, whereas the ones discussed are harmful if they bite. View more info

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Beekeeping: General Information (Cornell Extension Bulletin 833--New York State College of Agriculture)

By: Dyce, E.J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York State College of Agriculture: 1958

Seller ID: 2204986


Near fine. 1958 Stapled Binding. 15 pp. CONTENTS: The extent of the beekeeping industry; The honeybee in pollination; Who keeps bees; A skilled occupation; How to acquire a knowledge of beekeeping: Beekeeping literature - Current books - Bulletins and circulars - Service letters - Beekeeping journals - Reports and statistics - The beekeeping library at Cornell University, Cornell Farm study courses in beekeeping; Visual material; Beekeeping organizations: New York State,... View more info

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Social Life in the Insect World (Pelican Books)

By: Fabre, J.H.; Miall, Bernard (Translator)

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Limited: 1937

Seller ID: 1535056


Paperback with jacket. Lightly rubbed & toned. 1937 Mass Market Paperback. 245 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (December 22, 1823 - October 11, 1915) was a French entomologist and author... Fabre went on to accomplish many scholarly achievements. He was a popular teacher, physicist, chemist and botanist. However, he is probably best known for his findings in the field of entomology, the study of insects, and is considered by many to be the father of modern... View more info

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Structure and Function of the Genitalia in Some American Agelenid Spiders (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 121, Number 4)

By: Gering, Robert L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Smithsonian Institution / The Lord Baltimore Press: 1953

Seller ID: 2260320


Edges lightly rubbed, wrappers lightly toned. Acquired from the author's own library. 1953 Stapled Binding. iii, [1], 84 pp. Printed wrappers. A monograph on spider anatomy and sexual biology, written by a professor at the Department of Biology at Bethel College. Includes black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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Structure and Function of the Genitalia in Some American Agelenid Spiders (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 121, Number 4)

By: Gering, Robert L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Smithsonian Institution / The Lord Baltimore Press: 1953

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2260322


Author's personal copy, signed on title page, with errata in his hand on four pages of text (these pages noted inside front wrapper) and some additional notes provided in margins. Edges lightly rubbed, wrappers lightly toned. 1953 Stapled Binding. iii, [1], 84 pp. Printed wrappers. A monograph on spider anatomy and sexual biology, written by a professor at the Department of Biology at Bethel College. Includes black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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The Spiders of the United States. A Collection of the Arachnological Writings of Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, M.D. (Occasional Papers of the Boston Society of Natural History. II [2])

By: Hentz, Nicholas Marcellus; Burgess, Edward; Emerton, James H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston Society of Natural History: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260316


First edition. Rebound in green cloth with gilt titles, original wrappers bound in. Two images of author laid in, one copied from an 1846 daguerreotype, the other a photo taken of a self-portrait painting. Front wrapper stained, ink name and date on front endpaper ('R.P. Gering, Purchased: 10 Dec. 1952': Gering was a Ph.D. in the field of arachnology, and this volume was acquired from his working library). 1875 Hard Cover. xiii, 171 pp. 21 plates follow text. The first m... View more info

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Embryology of Insects and Myriapods: The Developmental History of Insects, Centipedes, and Millepedes from Egg Desposition to Hatching

By: Johannsen, Oskar A.; Butt, Ferdinand H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2259943


First edition. No jacket, ink stamp to page ridges and front paste-down endpaper. 1941 Hard Cover. xi, 462 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction: Ontogenetic Development--The Cell--Types of Cleavage in Animal Eggs; A Type of Embryonic Development in Insects; The Egg, Fertilization, Maturation, and Cleavage; Early Development: The Blastoderm--Yolk Cells--Secondary Yolk Cleavage--Germ Cells--Germ Band--Segmentation--Appendages; Embryonic Envelopes, Dorsal Organs, and Blastok... View more info

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Nabokov's Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius

By: Johnson, Kurt; Coates, Steve

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: 1999

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268278


First printing. A very nice copy. 1999 Trade Paperback. xii, 372 pp. “This insidiously charming book teaches readers about the place of lepidoptery in the life sciences and the kinds of questions that natural scientists seek to answer....Like Nabokov himself, this volume exemplifies some of the virtues shared by art and science: wit, intelligence, and, above all, meticulousness.”-—The New Yorker. “Charming...In a world that often separates science and culture lik... View more info

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The Beekeeper's Bible: Bees, Honey, Recipes & Other Home Uses

By: Jones, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Abrams: 2011

Seller ID: 2208636


An exceptional copy. 2011 Hard Cover. The Beekeeper’s Bible is as much an ultimate guide to the practical essentials of beekeeping as it is a beautiful almanac to be read from cover to cover. Part history book, part handbook, and part cookbook, this illustrated tome covers every facet of the ancient hobby of beekeeping, from how to manage hives safely to harvesting one's own honey, and ideas for how to use honey and beeswax. Detailed instructions for making candles, f... View more info

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A List of the Insects of New York, with a List of the Spiders and Certain Other Allied Groups (Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir 101, August, 1926)

By: Leonard, Mortimer Leonard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station: 1928

Seller ID: 2260280


Front hinge just beginning to loosen, ink name stamp and date on front endpaper. 1928 Hard Cover. 1121 pp. 8vo. A list of insect, arachnid, and related species found in New York State, organized by class, with a list of the orders, number of families, genera, and species recorded, a list of important collecting stations, a list of cooperators and authorities, and an index of orders, families, and genera. Large fold-out map of New York State showing locations of important... View more info

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Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier

By: Lockwood, Jeffrey A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2004

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2267025


Jacket edges very lightly bumped. Light highlighting throughout text. 2004 Hard Cover. xxiii, 294 pp. In 1876, the U.S. Congress declared the locust “the single greatest impediment to the settlement of the country between Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains.” Throughout the nineteenth century, swarms of locusts regularly swept across the American continent, turning noon into dusk, devastating farm communities, and bringing trains to a halt. The outbreaks subsided in ... View more info

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The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects & Spiders

By: Milne, Lorus; Milne, Margery

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1980

Seller ID: 2206362


Page ridges faintly foxed. 1980 Soft Cover. 989 pp Spiders, bugs, moths, butterflies, beetles, bees, flies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and many other insects are detailed in more than 700 full-color photographs visually arranged by shape and color. Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An ill... View more info

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Selecting and Operating Beekeeping Equipment (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers' Bulletin No. 2204)

By: Owens, Charles D.; Detroy, Benjamin F.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office: 1965

Seller ID: 2204985


Near fine. 1965 Stapled Binding. 23 pp. CONTENTS: Equipment for the honey house: handling supers, uncapping, extracting, sump and pump, cleaning, heating and cooling, recovering honey from cappings, storage and shipment; Planning the honey house: floor plan, space for supers, truck area, hot room, heat source, other features; Equipment for the apiary: moving the hives and supers, moving colonies.KEYWORDS: CHARLES OWENS BENJAMIN DETROY SELECTING OPERATING BEEKEEPING EQUIP... View more info

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A Dragon in the Sky: The Story of a Green Darner Dragonfly

By: Pringle, Laurence; Marstall, Bob

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Orchard Books: 2001

Seller ID: 2206059


Sticker to front paste-down endpaper, pocket and ink note to rear paste-down endpaper.Ink mark to jacket front and rear jacket flap. 2001 Hard Cover. 64 pp. A beautifully illustrated story of the life cycle of the Green Darner Dragonfly from American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Lifetime Achievement winner Laurence Pringle.KEYWORDS: LAURENCE PRINGLE BOB MARSTALL DRAGON IN SKY GREEN DARNER DRAGONFLY CHILDREN PICTURE BOOKS ANIMALS INSECTS View more info

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The Arachnida

By: Savory, Theodore H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Edward Arnold & Co.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260276


First edition. Spine faded, underlining and notes to first 40 pages only, arachnology symposium pamphlet laid in, ink name of former owner stamped on front endpapers (Robert L. Gering, an arachnologist, from whose library this volume was acquired). 1935 Hard Cover. xi, 218 pp. A scientific study in arachnology, including information on spiders, scorpions, etc., as well as extinct arachnids such as trilobites. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations throughout. View more info

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The Butterfly Wall Chart (Looking At Nature)

By: Schneck, Marcus

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Running Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2205619


Butterfly greeting card laid in. A few small stains to boards, pages bright and clean. 1991 Large Hardcover. A spectacular full-color identification guide to more than 200 North American butterflies, illustrated life-size on an eight-foot foldout chart. View more info

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A Manual of the Chiggers: The Biology, Classification, Distribution, and Importance to Man of the Larvae of the Family Trombiculidae (Acarina) (Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington, Number 4)

By: Wharton, G.S.; Fuller, H.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Entomological Society of Washington: 1952

Seller ID: 2260277


Ink name and date on front endpaper (R.L. Gering, an arachnologist, from whose library this volume was acquired), boards lightly soiled. 1952 Hard Cover. 185 pp. 8vo. A study of tiny harvest mites commonly referred to as chiggers, which are members of the arachnida class, and known for causing itchy rashes with their bites (referred to in the scientific world as trombiculosis). Chiggers feed on animal cells during their larval phase, but are harmless herbivores in adulth... View more info

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The Danish Expedition to Siam 1899-1900, III. Chelonethi: An Account of the Indian False-Scorpions together with Studies on the Anatomy and Classification of the Order

By: With, C.J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Bianeo Lunos Bogtrykkeri: 1906

Seller ID: 2260275


Custom binding, arachnologist Joseph Conrad Chamberlin's personal copy, with his pencil notes in text, additional leaves bound in with his notes in ink, and more blank leaves bound in for future notes. Chamberlin studied at Stanford and worked for most of his career at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Pseudoscorpions, the subject of this book, were his area of specialty, and 20 taxa are named after him. 1906 Hard Cover. 340 pp. A scientific study of pseudoscorpions ba... View more info

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The Honey Bee (State of New York Department of Agriculture, Bulletin 49)

By: Wright, Wheeler Dennison

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York State Department of Agriculture: 1913

Seller ID: 1531662


Wrappers rubbed, pencil marks on front wrapper. 1913 Trade Paperback. 152 pp. Numerous illustrations & photographs. 1913 NYS Department of Agriculture beekeeping bulletin. A comprehensive & in-depth study of the subject. View more info