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The Earwig's Tail - A Modern Bestiary of Multi-Legged Legends (Hardcover): May R. Berenbaum The Earwig's Tail - A Modern Bestiary of Multi-Legged Legends (Hardcover)
May R. Berenbaum
R460 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R27 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Throughout the Middle Ages, enormously popular bestiaries presented people with descriptions of rare and unusual animals, typically paired with a moral or religious lesson. The real and the imaginary blended seamlessly in these books at the time, the existence of a rhinoceros was as credible as a unicorn or dragon. Although audiences now scoff at the impossibility of mythological beasts, there remains an extraordinary willingness to suspend skepticism and believe wild stories about nature, particularly about insects and their relatives in the "Phylum Arthropoda."

In "The Earwig s Tail," entomologist May Berenbaum and illustrator Jay Hosler draw on the powerful cultural symbols of these antiquated books to create a beautiful and witty bestiary of the insect world. Berenbaum s compendium of tales is an alphabetical tour of modern myths that humorously illuminates aerodynamically unsound bees, ear-boring earwigs, and libido-enhancing Spanish flies. She tracks down the germ of scientific truth that inspires each insect urban legend and shares some wild biological lessons, which, because of the amazing nature of the insect world, can be more fantastic than even the mythic misperceptions.

Purves, Biologie (Hardcover): May R. Berenbaum Purves, Biologie (Hardcover)
May R. Berenbaum; Edited by Jurgen Markl; Translated by Andreas Held, Monika Niehaus-Osterloh, Lothar Seidler, …
R1,414 R1,336 Discovery Miles 13 360 Save R78 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Das didaktisch ausgefeilte und umfassendeLehrbuch mit dem sympathischen Frosch: der neue und moderne Purves Dieses die gesamte Biologie mit all ihren Teildisziplinen darstellende Werkrichtet sich an: den Studienanfanger in der Biologie, der einen guten Einstieg in das Studium brauchden Studierenden der Biologie, sei es Diplom, Bachelor oderMaster, auch von Biologie als Nebenfach, dereinen verlasslichen Begleiter an der Universitat braucht den Universitatsdozenten, der in seinem Unterricht Wert auf herausragende Didaktik und prufungsrelevantes Wissen legt den Lehrer, dem die Schulbucher fur den Unterricht unzureichend erscheinen und der sich v.a. einen pragnanten und originellen Einstieg in seine Unterrichtsstunden wunschtden Staatsexamenskandidaten und den Referendar, fur den eine gute Prasentation von Lehrstoff in der Biologie berufsentscheidend ist den Schuler in der Sek II/Oberstufe, der uber seinen Tellerrand hinausschauen mochte den Medizinstudenten, der Lebenswissenschaften nicht nur in Multiple-Choice-Fragen verstehen mochte den interessierte Leser, der sich mit kurzen Informationshappchen nicht zufrieden geben mochte

Die Starken dieses Lehrbuches sind: didaktisch ausgezeichnete Visualisierung selbst schwieriger Sachverhalte Lernen nicht nur von Fakten, sondern von Zusammenhangen moderne Methoden und neue Forschungsansatze sind integriertund leiten damitzu eigenen Untersuchungen an Visuelles Lernen wird erleichtert, u.a. durch Grafiken mit Sprechblasen, die Vorgange erklaren10 Teile untergliedern die Biologie entsprechend der Curricula an Universitatenjedes Kapitel beginnt mit einer anschaulichen Geschichte zum Thema eigene kostenfreieund ausgezeichnet visualisierte Website auf Englisch www.thelifewire.com mit Ubungen und multimedialen Lernmodulen im Studienalltag erprobt

Neu in der Neuauflage: Kapitel uber Evolution erheblich erweitertZoologie-Kapitel und -Glossar (neu ) durch Mitarbeit von Mary Berenbaum verbessertWeb-Links "Animated Tutorial" und "Web Activity" verweisen aufkostenfreie, englischsprachige Lernbereichedie Anzahl der Boxen "Experiment" mit Labor- und Feldmethoden sind deutlich erweitert und zeigen didaktisch verbessert auf, wie man wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse gewinnt; sieermutigen zum eigenstandigen Nachdenken und ForschenStrukturierung erheblich verbessert durch Schlusselsatze, Boxen zur "Wiederholung," Kurzfassung der Kapitelinhalte in "Kapiteluberblick" und "Kapitel-Zusammenfassung" sowie Fragen zur Selbstkontrolle70%neue Kapitel-Eroffnungenalle Texte in der Neuauflage von Biologie-Dozentenkritisch durchgesehen

Bugs In The System - Insects And Their Impact On Human Affairs (Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition): May R. Berenbaum Bugs In The System - Insects And Their Impact On Human Affairs (Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)
May R. Berenbaum
R398 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R32 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An introduction to insect physiology, genetics and behaviour which looks at the interaction between humans and insects, and explores both the positive and negative aspects of the relationship.

Man Eating Bugs - The Art and Science of Eating Insects (Paperback): Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio Man Eating Bugs - The Art and Science of Eating Insects (Paperback)
Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio; Edited by Charles C Mann; Contributions by May R. Berenbaum
R408 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R32 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The team behind the critically and popularly acclaimed anthropological photoessays MATERIAL WORLD and WOMEN IN THE MATERIAL WORLD make their debut on our list with this oddly tantalizing book about a subject that's creeping into prominence: insects as food for people. With the distinctive blend of thoughtful cultural inquiry, intrepid exploration, and sumptuous photography that has earned them worldwide renown, the authors document the practice and history of entomophagy around the globe, discovering that insects are a nutritious, plentiful, and varied food source. From Mexico, where people celebrate the annual Jumile Festival with bug hunts and beauty queens, to China, where whole families make their livings from scorpion ranches, over a dozen bug-eating countries (including the USA ) are profiled in MAN EATING BUGS. Each chapter examines a culture through a stunning array of location photos, interviews with locals, and highlights from the authors' field journals, as well as carefully photographed indigenous recipes. A colorful, beautiful, and intelligent book.

Awards1999 James Beard Award Winner

"From the Hardcover edition."

Ninety-nine Gnats, Nits, and Nibblers (Paperback): May R. Berenbaum Ninety-nine Gnats, Nits, and Nibblers (Paperback)
May R. Berenbaum
R441 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R27 (6%) Special order

In this classic of natural history, National Medal of Science winner May Berenbaum weaves a web of spellbinding portraits that acquaints readers with the multitudes sharing our world and, alas, our kitchen. Go small or go home as Berenbaum reveals: Why the "Jesus bug" can walk on water How the katydid's nighttime noise inspired romantic poetry The trapping prowess of the hungry antlion That disgusting thing chiggers do to eat your skin A witty and educational guide that's as accessible as the container of flour you should have closed more tightly, Ninety-nine Gnats, Nits, and Nibblers is the fascinating story of our million closest neighbors.

Our Common Journey - A Transition Toward Sustainability (Paperback): Board on Sustainable Development, Policy Division, Policy... Our Common Journey - A Transition Toward Sustainability (Paperback)
Board on Sustainable Development, Policy Division, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council, May R. Berenbaum, …
R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Special order

World human population is expected to reach upwards of 9 billion by 2050 and then level off over the next half-century. How can the transition to a stabilizing population also be a transition to sustainability? How can science and technology help to ensure that human needs are met while the planet's environment is nurtured and restored? Our Common Journey examines these momentous questions to draw strategic connections between scientific research, technological development, and societies' efforts to achieve environmentally sustainable improvements in human well being. The book argues that societies should approach sustainable development not as a destination but as an ongoing, adaptive learning process. Speaking to the next two generations, it proposes a strategy for using scientific and technical knowledge to better inform future action in the areas of fertility reduction, urban systems, agricultural production, energy and materials use, ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation, and suggests an approach for building a new research agenda for sustainability science. Our Common Journey documents large-scale historical currents of social and environmental change and reviews methods for "what if" analysis of possible future development pathways and their implications for sustainability. The book also identifies the greatest threats to sustainability--in areas such as human settlements, agriculture, industry, and energy--and explores the most promising opportunities for circumventing or mitigating these threats. It goes on to discuss what indicators of change, from children's birth-weights to atmosphere chemistry, will be most useful in monitoring a transition to sustainability.

Honey, I'm Homemade - Sweet Treats from the Beehive across the Centuries and around the World (Paperback): May R. Berenbaum Honey, I'm Homemade - Sweet Treats from the Beehive across the Centuries and around the World (Paperback)
May R. Berenbaum; Illustrated by Nils Cordes
R392 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R22 (6%) Special order

"Honey, I'm Homemade: Sweet Treats from the Beehive across the Centuries and around the World" showcases a wealth of recipes for cookies, breads, pies, puddings, and cakes that feature honey as an essential ingredient. Noted entomologist May Berenbaum also details the fascinating history of honey harvesting and consumption around the world, explains the honey bee's extraordinary capacity to process nectar into concentrated sweetness, and marvels at honey's diverse flavors and health benefits. Honey is a unique food because of its power to evoke a particular time and place. Every time it is collected from a hive, honey takes on the nuanced flavors of a particular set of flowers--clover, orange blossoms, buckwheat, or others--at a certain point in time processed and stored by a particular group of bees. Honey is not just a snapshot of a time and place--it's the "taste" of a time and place, and it lends its flavors to the delectable baked goods and other treats found here. More than a cookbook, "Honey, I'm Homemade" is a tribute to the remarkable work of "Apis mellifera, " the humble honey bee whose pollination services allow three-quarters of all flowering plant species to reproduce and flourish. Sales of the book will benefit the University of Illinois Pollinatarium--the first freestanding science outreach center in the nation devoted to flowering plants and their pollinators. Because so much depends on honey bees, and because people have benefited from their labors for millennia, "Honey, I'm Homemade" is the perfect way to share and celebrate honey's sweetness and delight.

Herbivores: Their Interactions with Secondary Plant Metabolites - Ecological and Evolutionary Processes (Hardcover, 2nd... Herbivores: Their Interactions with Secondary Plant Metabolites - Ecological and Evolutionary Processes (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Gerald A. Rosenthal, May R. Berenbaum
R4,747 Discovery Miles 47 470 Special order

This volume presents the latest research on herbivores, aquatic and terrestrial mammals and insects. The Second Edition, written almost entirely by new authors, effectively complements the initial work. It includes advances in molecular biology and microbiology, ecology, and evolutionary theory that have been achieved since the first edition was published in 1979. The book also incorporates relatively new methodologies in the area of molecular biology, like protein purification and gene cloning. Volume II, Ecological and Evolutionary Processes, also opens up entirely new subjects: The discussions of interactions have expanded to include phenomena at higher trophic levels, such as predation and microbial processing and other environmental influences.
Both this and Volume I, The Chemical Participants, will be of interest to chemists, biochemists, plant and insect ecologists, evolutionary biologists, physiologists, entomologists, and agroecologists interested in both crop and animal science.
Key Features
* Presents coevolution of herbivores and host plants
* Examines resource availability and its effects on secondary metabolism and herbivores
Studies physiology and biochemistry of adaptation to hosts
* Includes tri-trophic interactions involving predators and microbes

Annual Review of Entomology W/ Online Vol 53 (Hardcover): May R. Berenbaum Annual Review of Entomology W/ Online Vol 53 (Hardcover)
May R. Berenbaum
R7,893 Discovery Miles 78 930 Special order
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