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Insects & Spiders

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  • Prodigal Summer

    by Barbara Kingsolver

    It is summer in the Appalachian mountains and love, desire and attraction are in the air. From her outpost in an isolated mountain cabin, Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches a den of coyotes. She is caught off guard by a young hunter who invades her most private spaces and interrupts her solitary life. On a farm several miles down the mountain, Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • The Bees

    by Laline Paull

    Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for New Fiction 2015Enter a whole new world, in this thrilling debut novel set entirely within a beehive.Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • A Wood of One's Own

    by Ruth Pavey and 1 more

    'Delightful... Pavey writes with warmth and spirit, and brings this space to life' Penelope Lively'Captivating and grounded... If this book was not as much a pleasure to write as it is to read, I'll eat my hat and gardening glove'ObserverAfter years spent living amid the thrum of London, Ruth Pavey yearned to reconnect with the British countryside and she endeavoured to realise her long-held dream ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • A Book of Bees

    by Sue Hubbell and 1 more

    A New York Times Notable Book: “A melodious mix of memoir, nature journal, and beekeeping manual” (Kirkus Reviews).Weaving a vivid portrait of her own life and her bees’ lives, author Sue Hubbell lovingly describes the ins and outs of beekeeping on her small Missouri farm, where the end of one honey season is the start of the next. With three hundred hives, Hubbell stays busy year-round tending to ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Backyard Bees

    A guide for the beginner beekeeper

    by Doug Purdie

    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 ... Read more

    $21.66 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

    $11.21 AUD

  • The 53 top bee-friendly plants & trees

    by Damian Appleby

    A unique guide to the plants and trees that are excellent for all types of bees. Most 'bee-friendly' planting guides only focus on honeybees (which make up only 10% of bee population), where as this book takes all bees into consideration, including solitary bees (such as mining, mason and leafcutter bees), which account for a majority of bee pollination (about 80% if your interested).Not only are ... Read more

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  • Beekeeping

    A Practical Beekeeping Guide to Keeping & Managing Bees Properly

    by Bowe Packer

    "Are you ready to learn about Beekeeping?" "Does the idea of keeping bees intrigue you?" "Interested in raising bees?" This Practical Guide Is Designed For Those That Might Not Really Understand The Science Behind Raising Bees and Beekeeping and Are Looking To Increase Their Knowledge of this Incredible Hobby. Believe it or not, there are powerful and effective strategies on ways to keeping bees. ... Read more

    $5.60 AUD

  • The Honey Factory

    Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

    by Jürgen Tautz and 1 more

    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

  • Deadly Animals Of The World: Poisonous and Dangerous Animals Big & Small

    Wildlife Books for Kids

    by Baby Professor

    series Children's Animal Books
    These deadly animals should be avoided at all times. But how do children get to learn about them and appreciate them if they are not allowed to be near them? Well, here’s a book that provides the answer! This educational book will allow for a thorough study of these dangerous animals through real-life pictures and select texts. Kids would love the adventure this book presents so buy a copy today! ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • The Moth Snowstorm

    Nature and Joy

    by Michael McCarthy

    A great, rhapsodic, urgent book full of joy, grief, rage and love . . . A must-read' Helen Macdonald, author of H is for HawkNature has many gifts for us, but perhaps the greatest of them all is joy; the intense delight we can take in the natural world, in its beauty, in the wonder it can offer us, in the peace it can provide - feelings stemming ultimately from our own unbreakable links to nature, ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Story of the Fly

    ..and How It Could Save the World

    by Jason Drew

    The story of the fly and how it could save the world will take you behind the pesky reputation and inside the brain and body of the much misunderstood fly.It investigates the insect as a pest and how man has tried tirelessly, often unsuccessfully) to kill it exploring everything from how it walks on ceilings to how it survives Ice Ages and outsmarts all manner of fly swats, toxins and traps. The ... Read more

    $9.67 AUD

  • The Lives of Ants

    by Laurent Keller and 1 more

    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

    $16.05 AUD

  • A Buzz in the Meadow

    by Dave Goulson

    A fascinating look at the insect world found in one field in France - and how important that world is to all of us - from the author of the Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the TaleIn 2003 Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow. Over the course of a decade, he created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive along with ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Top 20 Most Dangerous Animals On The Planet

    by Speedy Publishing

    Children love to explore the world around them, including figuring out about various animals that inhabit our planet. A child would enjoy a Top 20 Most Dangerous Animals on the Planet Picture Book because most children are visually stimulated and fascinated by colorful photos of animals. This book would be helpful for children as well as they can learn what to avoid if they were to come across ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

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

    From Honeybee Democracy

    by Thomas D. Seeley

    series 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

    $2.19 AUD

  • Sanctuary Line

    by Jane Urquhart

    Solitary, nostalgic Liz Crane returns to her family's now-deserted farmhouse to study the migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly.A rich family history - all the anecdotes and blarney of successful Irish immigrants - is now tainted with sadness. Her cousin Amanda, a gifted military strategist, has been killed in Afghanistan, a loss foreshadowed by the earlier disappearance of her charismatic ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Butterfly Isles

    A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals

    by Patrick Barkham

    Butterflies animate our summers but the fifty-nine species found in the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at the bottom of damp bogs in Scotland. A few survive for months, while other ephemeral creatures only fly for three days. Several are virtually extinct. This bewitching book charts Patrick Barkham's quest to find each ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Beekeeping: A Step-By-Step Guide to Beekeeping for Beginners: How to Start Your First Colony and Avoid Common Mistakes and Pitfalls

    by Christian James

    If you're interested in educating yourself or entering into the unique and diverse world of beekeeping then look no further! This book is for you! This book will be the perfect tool for you to learn everything you need to know about beekeeping, how to start your very first colony and how to collect and utilize the raw honey! You will learn which bees to choose, what to keep them in, how to care ... Read more

    $6.47 AUD

  • Homegrown Honey Bees

    An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest

    by Alethea Morrison and 1 more

    Discover the joys of harvesting honey from your own backyard. Alethea Morrison outlines what you’ll need to know to make it through the first year, while stunning macrophotography by Mars Vilaubi brings the inner workings of the hive to life. With in-depth discussions of allergies, colony hierarchy, bee behavior, and more, this approachably informative guide bursts with enthusiastic encouragement. ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • QueenSpotting

    Meet the Remarkable Queen Bee and Discover the Drama at the Heart of the Hive; Includes 48 Queenspotting Challenges

    by Hilary Kearney

    At the heart of every bee hive is a queen bee. Since her well-being is linked to the well-being of the entire colony, the ability to find her among the residents of the hive is an essential beekeeping skill. In QueenSpotting, experienced beekeeper and professional “swarm catcher” Hilary Kearney challenges readers to “spot the queen” with 48 fold-out visual puzzles — vivid up-close photos of the ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • Backyard Farming: Keeping Honey Bees

    From Hive Management to Honey Harvesting and More

    by Kim Pezza

    series Backyard Farming #3
    **Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!Make beekeeping a part of your backyard farming experience: enjoy honey, beeswax and a more fruitful garden, as your bees will work as hard as you do to make your backyard farm a success!**Backyard Farming: Keeping Honey Bees is your guide to successfully caring for your hive. As a comprehensive primer for first-time beekeepers, Keeping Honey Bees ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Top-Bar Beekeeping

    Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

    by Les Crowder and 2 more

    "This is an excellent guide for hobby beekeepers who wish to keep bees using top-bar hives. Drawing on his more than 30 years of beekeeping experience in New Mexico, author Les Crowder describes in detail the special comb management techniques that this low-cost, but relatively intensive, form of beekeeping requires. Top-Bar Beekeeping also provides an eloquent appeal for beekeepers to make care, ... Read more

    $30.68 AUD

  • Bee Keeping: Learn How to Keep Bees Successfully

    by John Gahan and 1 more

    If you are considering bees as a hobby or as a sideline business, there are things you will want to keep in mind before making that decision. Since there are many factors involved with making money with the honeybees produce, you might want to start doing it as a hobby. There is a significant amount of money in the start-up of beekeeping. Before investing any amount of money in your beekeeping ... Read more

    $3.87 AUD