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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

Condition: Good


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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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

Condition: Good


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 proposed volumes, though the second volume ended up being released in five parts. This volume includes: Introduction; Liste alphab... 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: 2291035

ISBN: 0900848448

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Boards edges slightly faded, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1972 Large Hardcover. 478 pp. 11 x 8 7/8. Color frontispiece, 10 color plates, 7 figures (6 depicting wing areas and venation, 1 of Libytheana carinenta ternea), 4 maps in text, 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 Sc... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 who spent much of his career as an expert in this particular field. Black-and-white diagrams throughout. 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

Condition: Good


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

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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

ISBN: 0941130290

Condition: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Near Fine


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, United States; When to start beekeeping; Buying bees: Where to buy bees and queens, Kinds of bees to purchase; Equipment: Ty... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Very Good


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 Blastokinesis; Gastrulation, Formation of the Germ Layers, and Development of the Entoderm; The Alimentary Canal; Ectodermal Derivat... 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

ISBN: 0071373306

Condition: Near Fine


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 like church and state, this book reminds us that, for Nabokov, butterflies helped shape ‘a habitual way of looking at the worl... 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

Condition: Good


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 insect discoveries included in rear pocket. 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

ISBN: 0738208949

Condition: Near Fine


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 the 1890s, and then, suddenly—and mysteriously—the Rocky Mountain locust vanished. A century later, entomologist Jeffrey ... View more info

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Familiar Features of the Roadside: The Flowers, Shrubs, Birds and Insects

By: Mathews, F. Schuyler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1897

Seller ID: 2288806

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name and date on front endpaper. 1897 Hard Cover. xiv, 269 pp. Gilt titles on spine and front board. CONTENTS: Early Wild Flowers, Catkins, an Spring Peppers; Early Flowering Shrubs; Shrubs Belonging to the Rose Family--Cherries, Brambles, Etc.; Shrubs Belonging to the Rose Family--The Wild Rose, Etc.; The Woodland Road--Shrubs and Flowers Belonging to the Heath Family; Meadow Singers; The Little Songsters--The Yellowbird, Sparrows, and Phoebe Bird; Birds with Unmusical Voices; Birds of Brilliant Feathers--Humming Bird, Jay, Bluebird, Tanager, Oriole, Etc.; Woodland Singers--The Thrushes, ... View more info

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Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions

By: Moffett, Mark W.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 2010

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2273636

ISBN: 0520261992

Condition: Very Good


4th printing. Light edge wear to jacket. 2010 Hard Cover. Intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, the Indiana Jones of entomology, takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, yet at a different scale and a faster tempo. Moffett's spectacular close-up pho... View more info

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Honey Bee Pests, Predators, and Diseases

By: Morse, Roger A.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates: 1980

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2282739

ISBN: 0801409756

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Quarter inch tear along top edge of front jacket panel, jacket very faintly foxed. Ink name on half-title page. 1980 Hard Cover. 430 pp. ...the book describes the most advanced methods of disease detection and treatment, as well as recommendations as to exact dosages and procedures that will make the most effective use of modern drugs. The first five chapters cover viruses and rickettsiae, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and nematodes. Articles on insects treat moths, flies, ants, wasps, bees, and others. Spiders and pseudoscorpions, mites and ticks, frogs and toads, birds, marsupi... View more info

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Insect (Eyewitness Books)

By: Mound, Laurence

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Seller ID: 2278882

ISBN: 0679804412

Condition: Good


Light foxing to page ridge. 1990 Large Hardcover. 63 pp. Full-color photos. Sure to attract browsers and students researching assignments, Insect explores the anatomy, behavior, and ecology of those creatures, with a heavy emphasis on popular species. Each double-page spread consists of concise, yet lively and readable text and numerous. excellent-quality captioned photos, drawings, and diagrams. An attractive addition to the nonfiction shelves.--School Library Journal. 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

Condition: Near Fine


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 EQUIPMENT US UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURE FARMERS BULLETIN 2204 APIARY APICULTURE HOBBIES ANIMALS REFERENCE View more info

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Clays of New York: Their Properties and Uses (Bulletin of the New York State Museum, No. 35, Vol. 7, June 1900, and No. 36, Vol. 7, March 1901)

By: Ries, Heinrich; Felt, Ephraim Porter

Price: $75.00

Publisher: University of the State of New York: 1902

Seller ID: 2289087

Condition: Very Good


Front hinge starting. 1902 Hard Cover. Includes map in front pocket. Museum bulletins 35-36. Clays of New York: Their Properties and Uses, by Heinrich Ries. 16th Report of the State Entomologist Injurious and Other Insects of the State of New York, by Ephraim Porter Felt. 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

Condition: Good


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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Fabre's Book of Insects: Retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' Translation of Fabre's 'Souvenirs Entomologiques'

By: Stawell, Mrs.Rodolph; De Mattos, Alexander Teixeira; [Fabre, Jean-Henri]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company: 1921

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2285684

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Light scuff on spine, otherwise an excellent copy. 1921 Hard Cover. viii, [ii], 271, [5] pp. 4to. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, green top page ridge. Color frontispiece of the sacred beetle, tipped in color plates by E.J. Detmold throughout. Compiled from a series of writings Fabre released from 1891-1909. Fabre was an influence on Charles Darwin, who called him an 'inimitable observer', and helped shape the science of modern entomology. View more info

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Fabre's Book of Insects: Retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' Translation of Fabre's 'Souvenirs Entomologiques'

By: Stawell, Mrs.Rodolph; De Mattos, Alexander Teixeira; [Fabre, Jean-Henri]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company: 1935

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2290967

Condition: Very Good


1935 printing. Boards very faintly foxed, 2 inch closed tear to top jacket corner, minimal loss from jacket corners, jacket flap corners clipped. viii, [ii], 271, [5] pp. 4to. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, green top page ridge. Color frontispiece of the sacred beetle, tipped in color plates by E.J. Detmold throughout. A reissue of the work originally printed in English in 1921, which was compiled from a series of writings Fabre released from 1891-1909. Fabre was an influence on Charles Darwin, who called him an 'inimitable observer', and helped shape the science of modern en... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 based on data gathered during the Danish Galathea and the Danish Siam Expedition by entomologists Kjellerup and Mortensen. View more info