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  • Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

    A Voyage of the Imagination

    by Frans de Waal ...
    What separates your mind from the mind of an animal?Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future - all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the pre-eminent species on Earth. But in recent decades, claims of human superiority have been eroded by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Take the way octopuses use coconut ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Buzz

    The Nature and Necessity of Bees

    by Thor Hanson ...
    BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK'Popular science at its most accessible: fun, fascinating and full of engaging pen portraits of the scientists and bee enthusiasts he meets in the course of his research' Melissa Harrison, Guardian'A smooth and accessible account of the insects that provide a significant amount of what we eat, introducing their fascinating diversity of behaviour. A reminder of why bees ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Mosquito

    A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

    A ground-breaking work of narrative non-fiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on human history.What was George Washington’s secret weapon during the American Revolution, and how did it lead to Britain colonising Australia? What protected Popes for centuries? And what does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination?The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • The Insect Crisis

    The Fall of the Tiny Empires that Run the World

    by Oliver Milman ...
    Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Conservation Writing'Fascinating... There is something wondrous in Milman's revelation of our fragile dependency on insect life as well as its beauty and strangeness.' Guardian'Gripping and especially unnerving.' David Wallace-WellsWhen is the last time you were stung by a wasp? Or were followed by a cloud of midges? Or saw a butterfly? All these normal ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Honey Factory

    Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

    A journey inside the life of a beehive, revealing the newest and most fascinating discoveries in honeybee research.Bee hives might look like seething anarchy at first glance, but bees know exactly what they are doing. The universe of the beehive is an intricately organised, delicately balanced ecosystem. From the mighty queen to the lowliest worker bees, each bee plays its part in the whole.The ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Keeping Bees

    by Vivian Head ...
    Bees are an integral part of our environment, and by keeping your own you can contribute to their survival as well as ensuring a constant supply of tasty, nutritious honey. Packed with practical and professional advice, this book is an invaluable companion for anyone wanting to try their hand at keeping bees. It tells you all you need to know about this richly rewarding hobby, from choosing a ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Silent Earth

    Averting the Insect Apocalypse

    by Dave Goulson ...
    'Read this book, then look and wonder' Sunday TimesWe have to learn to live as part of nature, not apart from it. And the first step is to start looking after the insects, the little creatures that make our shared world go round.Insects are essential for life as we know it - without them, our world would look vastly different. Drawing on the latest ground-breaking research and a lifetime's study, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Lives of Ants

    Humans have long been fascinated by ants. While not necessarily brightly coloured or beautiful, ants display some remarkable characteristics that are almost unique in the animal world. They live in intricately organized societies, made up of individuals that cooperate, communicate, and divide up daily tasks. They display amazing ingenuity when it comes to building nests and other structures, ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Darwin's Origin of Species

    A Biography

    by Janet Browne ...
    Book 2 - BOOKS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
    No book has changed our understanding of ourselves more than Darwin's Origin of Species. It caused a sensation on its first day of publication in 1859 and went on to become an international bestseller. The idea that living things gradually evolve through natural selection profoundly shocked its Victorian readers, calling into question what had been for many the unshakeable belief that there was a ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Five Habits of Highly Effective Honeybees (and What We Can Learn from Them)

    From Honeybee Democracy

    Book 5 - Princeton Shorts
    Studies of animal behavior have often been invoked to help explain and even guide human behavior. Think of Pavlov and his dogs or Goodall and her chimps. But, as these examples indicate, the tendency has been to focus on "higher," more cognitively developed, and thus, it is thought, more intelligent creatures than mindless, robotic insects. Not so! Learn here how honeybees work together to form a ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Ant Encounters

    Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior

    Book 1 - Primers in Complex Systems
    How do ant colonies get anything done, when no one is in charge? An ant colony operates without a central control or hierarchy, and no ant directs another. Instead, ants decide what to do based on the rate, rhythm, and pattern of individual encounters and interactions--resulting in a dynamic network that coordinates the functions of the colony. Ant Encounters provides a revealing and accessible ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. The ones who run our world.

    Translated by Lucy Moffatt ...
    *The Sunday Times Bestseller*‘Extraordinary Insects is a joy’ The TimesA Sunday Times Nature Book of the Year 2019A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures who keep the world turning.Out of sight, underfoot, unseen beyond fleeting scuttles or darting flights, insects occupy a hidden world, yet are essential to sustain... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Little Book of Bees: An illustrated guide to the extraordinary lives of bees

    Bees continue to fascinate and charm us all – from novice gardeners and nature-lovers to dedicated environmentalists – and today, bees need our help more than ever. Discover the story of these incredible creatures, with The Little Book of Bees.Bees first appeared on Earth an incredible 130 million years ago. Since the time of the dinosaurs, evolution has taken our beloved bees on an incredible ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • First in Fly

    Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery

    A single species of fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has been the subject of scientific research for more than one hundred years. Why does this tiny insect merit such intense scrutiny? Drosophila’s importance as a research organism began with its short life cycle, ability to reproduce in large numbers, and easy-to-see mutant phenotypes. Over time, laboratory investigation revealed surprising ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

  • The Life of the Bee

    Nobel prize in Literature

    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”Maurice Maeterlinck received the 1911 Nobel Prize for Literature, for this excellent book about the life of bees. Far from being an entomologist’s study paper, this magnificent poetic work puts the nature of this very special insect centre stage.The Life of the Bee constitutes a real philosophical ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Dancing Bees

    Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language

    by Tania Munz ...
    We think of bees as being among the busiest workers in the garden, admiring them for their productivity. But amid their buzzing, they are also great communicators—and unusual dancers. As Karl von Frisch (1886–1982) discovered during World War II, bees communicate the location of food sources to each other through complex circle and waggle dances. For centuries, beekeepers had observed these ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Matching the Hatch: A Practical Guide to Imitation of Insects Found on Eastern and Western Trout Waters

    Region by region, season by season, this update to the classic fly-fishing manual contains all of the information about the structure, appearance, and habits of the insects that signal the favorite feeding times of various fish. With commentary on dozens of mayflies, stone flies, and caddis flies as well as on crane flies, dragonflies, damsel flies, fish flies, backswimmers, and scuds, this is the ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Honeybee Democracy

    Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • The Lives of Bees

    The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

    How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world’s managed bee coloniesHumans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • Bee Quest

    by Dave Goulson ...
    'Warmly entertaining...an endearing account of the search for rare bees' GuardianA hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from Poland to Patagonia as well as closer to home, amongst the secret places hidden right under our noses: the abandoned industrial estates where great crested newts roam; or the rewilded estate at Knepp Castle, where, with the aid of some hairy, bluebell ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Practical Manual Of Beekeeping

    How to Keep Bees and Develop Your Full Potential as an Apiarist

    by David Cramp ...
    A fascinating hobby; a remunerative business; or a globetrotting career? Which type of beekeeper do you want to be? It is entirely up to you: beekeeping can provide it all.Beekeeping can provide anyone with an interesting and useful hobby or a lucrative and rewarding business. It is recognised as a vital agricultural industry and can therefore also offer you a globe trotting career. The whole ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Honey Bee Colony Health

    Challenges and Sustainable Solutions

    This book summarizes the current progress of bee researchers investigating the status of honey bees and possible reasons for their decline, providing a basis for establishing management methods that maintain colony health. Integrating discussion of Colony Collapse Disorder, the chapters provide information on the new microsporidian Nosema ceranae pathogens, the current status of the parasitic bee ... Read more

    Free

  • Spider Behaviour

    Flexibility and Versatility

    Spiders are often underestimated as suitable behavioural models because of the general belief that due to their small brains their behaviour is innate and mostly invariable. Challenging this assumption, this fascinating book shows that rather than having a limited behavioural repertoire, spiders show surprising cognitive abilities, changing their behaviour to suit their situational needs. The team ... Read more

    $68.99 AUD

  • Ticks

    Biology, Disease and Control

    Widespread and increasing resistance to most available acaracides threatens both global livestock industries and public health. This necessitates better understanding of ticks and the diseases they transmit in the development of new control strategies. Ticks: Biology, Disease and Control is written by an international collection of experts and covers in-depth information on aspects of the biology ... Read more

    $148.99 AUD