Essential Entomology

An Order-by-order Introduction

Author: George McGavin,Richard Lewington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198500025

Category: Science

Page: 318

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This book should be as indispensable to students as to amateur entomologists, ecologists, and nature enthusiasts... It is to be hoped that this excellent value reference book will achieve a wide circulation.' Galathea 2001

Life Traces of the Georgia Coast

Revealing the Unseen Lives of Plants and Animals

Author: Anthony J. Martin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253006023

Category: Nature

Page: 670

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Have you ever wondered what left behind those prints and tracks on the seashore, or what made those marks or dug those holes in the dunes? Life Traces of the Georgia Coast is an up-close look at these traces of life and the animals and plants that made them. It tells about the how the tracemakers lived and how they interacted with their environments. This is a book about ichnology (the study of such traces), a wonderful way to learn about the behaviour of organisms, living and long extinct. Life Traces presents an overview of the traces left by modern animals and plants in this biologically rich region; shows how life traces relate to the environments, natural history, and behaviors of their tracemakers; and applies that knowledge toward a better understanding of the fossilized traces that ancient life left in the geologic record. Augmented by numerous illustrations of traces made by both ancient and modern organisms, the book shows how ancient trace fossils directly relate to modern traces and tracemakers, among them, insects, grasses, crabs, shorebirds, alligators, and sea turtles. The result is an aesthetically appealing and scientifically accurate book that will serve as both a source book for scientists and for anyone interested in the natural history of the Georgia coast.


Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction

Author: George McGavin

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781554071838

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Features the living species that are threatened by extinction and looks at the work of conservationist groups attempting to reverse the current wave of extinctions.