Insects (Collins Gem)

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007448554

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

Collins Gem Spiders

Author: P. D. Hillyard

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780004722757

Category: Nature

Page: 254

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The only truly pocket-sized photographic guide to over 220 species of the world's spiders.

Snakes (Collins Gem)

Author: Chris Mattison

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060849757

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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A colorful, authoritative pocket guide to 220 of the world's snakes Details on size, shape, habitats, and conservation ID fact file for quick and accurate identification Full-color photographs Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America's foremost authority in history and science.

Dinosaurs (Collins Gem)

Author: Douglas Palmer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006084986X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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A colorful, authoritative pocket guide to the lost world of dinosaurs Profiles of nearly seventy dinosaurs, from the Diplodocus to the Parasaurolophus Descriptions of their most significant features and habits Explanations of what the dinosaur names mean and how to pronounce them Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America’s foremost authority in history and science.

Spiders (Collins Gem)

Author: Paul Hillyard

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060849740

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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A colorful, authoritative pocket guide to 220 of the world's spiders Information on size, web, habitat, distribution range, and the times of the year when the spider is most likely to be spotted An icon shows the potency of each spider's venom Full-color photographs Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America's foremost authority in history and science.

Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002191371

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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A new edition of Michael Chinery's Pocket Guide Insects, regarded as one of the main guides to the insects of Britain and Western Europe. The introduction explains the scope of the book with a basic survey of classification, anatomy and life-cycles and the key is cross-referenced to the text to enable the reader to place any insect into its correct group. The insects are arranged scientifically, covering all orders found in Europe and all major families with illustrations covering the species most likely to be noticed for their size, colour, frequency or association with humans.

Insect Investigators

Entomologists

Author: Richard Spilsbury,Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781403499561

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes what entomologists do, discussing how they locate, count, collect, attract, identify, preserve, observe, and breed insects, and what their research has uncovered.

Fossils (Collins Gem)

Author: Douglas Palmer

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780061137242

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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A colorful, authoritative pocket guide to fossils Details on the process of fossilization and preservation Helpful maps, advice, and safety tips for fossil hunters and enthusiasts Illustrations of fossilized objects from plants and coral to birds and dinosaurs Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America's foremost authority in history and science.

SAS Survival Guide 2E (Collins Gem)

For any climate, for any situation

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061992860

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Includes new case studies and survival scenarios The experts' survival techniques, based on John 'Lofty' Wiseman's 26 years in the SAS Practical, easy-to-follow advice with diagrams and color illustrations *Visit the Apple iTunes store to be fully equipped with the SAS Survival Guide iPhone App.

Joyful Noise

Poems for Two Voices

Author: Paul Fleischman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062283677

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Written to be read aloud by two voices—sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous--here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. In this remarkable volume of poetry for two voices, Paul Fleischman verbally re-creates the "Booming/boisterious/joyful noise" of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows′s vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way. Paul Fleischman has created not only a clear and fascinating guide to the insect world—from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles—but an exultant celebration of life. Supports Common Core State Standards

A Perfect Red

Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061980893

Category: History

Page: 352

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A Perfect Red recounts the colorful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities. Treasured by the ancient Mexicans, cochineal was sold in the great Aztec marketplaces, where it attracted the attention of the Spanish conquistadors in 1519. Shipped to Europe, the dye created a sensation, producing the brightest, strongest red the world had ever seen. Soon Spain's cochineal monopoly was worth a fortune. Desperate to find their own sources of the elusive dye, the English, French, Dutch, and other Europeans tried to crack the enigma of cochineal. Did it come from a worm, a berry, a seed? Could it be stolen from Mexico and transplanted to their own colonies? Pirates, explorers, alchemists, scientists, and spies -- all joined the chase for cochineal, a chase that lasted more than three centuries. A Perfect Red tells their stories -- true-life tales of mystery, empire, and adventure, in pursuit of the most desirable color on earth.

Garden Birds (Collins Gem)

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007440758

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

Seashore

Author: Ken Preston-Mafham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Seashore animals

Page: 256

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An introductory guide to 240 of the most common animals and plants to be found on and around the seashores of Britain and northwest EuropeCompact and easy-to-use, Wild Guide Seashore is the ideal nature guide to take with you on a day to the seaside, and is a must-have companion for anyone who lives near the coast. This essential family reference book is suitable for adult beginners as well as children aged ten upwards.; Features a range of coastline habitats where species are most likely to occur, including cliffs, rocky shores, sand dunes, shingle and the beach* Each habitat is illustrated by a different icon, so species are easy to find* Introduces you to seaweeds, worms, molluscs, insects, fish, birds and mammals, and many other shoreline inhabitants* Each plant and animal is illustrated with a full-colour photograph to aid quick identificationThe main text about each species includes information on distribution, habitat and reproduction, while the ID fact file presents key identification features for quick and easy reference. Similar species are shown together and are cross-referenced to ensure correct and simple identification. Wild Guide Seashore is the perfect introductory

Gem SAS Self Defence

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780004723013

Category: Self-Help

Page: 254

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A compact, practical manual of self-defence techniques based on those taught by the elite Special Air Service This Collins Gem is being reissued in flexibinding, providing the durability of a hardback with the flexibility of a paperback. The stylish new cover design will enliven this and 70 other bestselling Gems. Did you know that if you live in London you have a one-in-our chance of being attacked or your house burgled? Collins Gem SAS Self-Defence is a clear and concise guide to making sure that you can deal with a wide variety of circumstances and confrontations. General sections on fitness and the law lead into the basics of self-defence and using everyday objects as defensive weapons. Attacks on public transport, in your own car or by animals are all covered, as are sections on medical emergencies and tips especially for women to deal with the likes of gang attacks, stalking and malicious phonecalls. All defence techniques are illustrated with clear, step-by-step photographs and diagrams.

Keeping The Bees

Why All Bees Are at Risk and What We Can Do to Save Them

Author: Laurence Packer

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

ISBN: 1443400394

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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A world without bees would be much less colourful, with fewer plants and flowers. But that's not all -- food would be in much shorter supply, and available in much less variety. While the media focuses on colony-collapse disorder and the threats to honey bees specifically, the real danger is much greater: all bees are at risk. And because of the integral role these insects play in the ecology of our planet, we may be at risk as well. The life of Laurence Packer, a melittologist at Toronto's York University, revolves around bees, whether he's searching for them under leaves in a South American jungle or identifying new species in the desert heat of Arizona. Packer often finds himself in exotic and even dangerous locales, risking snake bites, sunstroke, and even the ire of other scientists. Everywhere he travels, he discovers the same unsettling trend: bees are disappearing. And since bees are responsible for up to one-third of our food supply, the consequences are frightening.

Trees (Collins Gem)

Author: Alastair Fitter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007441908

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

5-Minute Memory Workout (Collins Gem)

Author: Sean Callery

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007483600

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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A pocket-size guide featuring 5-minute techniques and ideas for improving your memory skills. Train your brain to work more efficiently and keep your mental agility at its peak with a bite-size exercise every day.

How Bees Make Honey

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the characteristics and behavior of honeybees and how honey is made and harvested.