Birds and Insects

Anyone interested in traditional Chinese painting will find these four volumes useful for self-study. Each of the four volumes teach amateur brush painters to execute the intricacies of Chinese brush painting.

Birds and Insects

Author: Mei Ruo

Publisher: Shanghai Press

ISBN: 9781602201088

Page: 56

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Anyone interested in traditional Chinese painting will find these four volumes useful for self-study. Each of the four volumes teach amateur brush painters to execute the intricacies of Chinese brush painting. Beginning with the separate parts and then progressing to the composition, these volumes feature exquisite illustrations that will enable the learner to pick up the basics as if in a classroom setting.

Insect and Bird Interactions

* First book of its kind to explore the diversity of interactions between insects and birds. * Looks into the novel aspect of managing insects by exploiting birds as biocontrol agents. * Discusses the effects of insecticides on bird ...

Insect and Bird Interactions

Author: Helmut Fritz Van Emden

Publisher: Intercept Limited

ISBN: 9781898298922

Page: 301

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This unique book is the first of its kind to explore the diversity of interactions between insects and birds. A group of international experts enthusiastically agreed to contribute to the four sections of the book following the success of an Entomological Club Conference on Insect and Bird Interactions. The first section covers population management issues, discussing effects on birds highly relevant to the planting of large areas of GM crops, new opportunities for increasing biodiversity in farming landscapes, and the novel aspect of managing insects by exploiting birds as biological control agents. This is followed by a section discussing the effects of insecticides on bird populations, and includes a contribution from the RSPB, as well as a re-appraisal of the effects of DDT on raptors. Next, the foraging behaviour of birds on insects is discussed, with chapters also on a??warninga?? coloration in insects and learning by birds. The first chapter in this section is unusual in having been written by an ophthalmologist and covers colour vision in birds, more specifically ultraviolet vision in relation to insect coloration. Finally, the authors look at insects that are parasites of birds or feed on the detritus in nests, and review the ecology and evolution of the co-adaptation of insect ectoparasites with birds. Insect and Bird Interactions is unparalleled in scope and coverage and will be of interest to entomologists, ornithologists, and ecologists alike.

Origami Birds and Insects

Eleven different projects include a vulture, ostrich, stork, robin, crane, swan, owl, moth, stinkbug, beetle, and grasshopper. The standard folds, from which the animals are created, are explained in detail at the beginning of the book.

Origami   Birds and Insects

Author: John Montroll

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486439723

Page: 48

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Eleven different projects include a vulture, ostrich, stork, robin, crane, swan, owl, moth, stinkbug, beetle, and grasshopper. The standard folds, from which the animals are created, are explained in detail at the beginning of the book.

The Art of Migration

The book follows a gentle seasonal sequence and includes chapters on studying migration, artist’s notes on illustrating wildlife, and tips on the best ways to watch for birds and insects in the Chicago area.

The Art of Migration

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022604632X

Page: 128

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Tiny ruby-throated hummingbirds weighing less than a nickel fly from the upper Midwest to Costa Rica every fall, crossing the six-hundred-mile Gulf of Mexico without a single stop. One of the many creatures that commute on the Mississippi Flyway as part of an annual migration, they pass along Chicago’s lakefront and through midwestern backyards on a path used by their species for millennia. This magnificent migrational dance takes place every year in Chicagoland, yet it is often missed by the region’s two-legged residents. The Art of Migration uncovers these extraordinary patterns that play out over the seasons. Readers are introduced to over two hundred of the birds and insects that traverse regions from the edge of Lake Superior to Lake Michigan and to the rivers that flow into the Mississippi. As the only artist in residence at the Field Museum, Peggy Macnamara has a unique vantage point for studying these patterns and capturing their distinctive traits. Her magnificent watercolor illustrations capture flocks, movement, and species-specific details. The illustrations are accompanied by text from museum staff and include details such as natural histories, notable features for identification, behavior, and how species have adapted to environmental changes. The book follows a gentle seasonal sequence and includes chapters on studying migration, artist’s notes on illustrating wildlife, and tips on the best ways to watch for birds and insects in the Chicago area. A perfect balance of science and art, The Art of Migration will prompt us to marvel anew at the remarkable spectacle going on around us.

Our Dumb Animals

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prevented by the careful protection and encouragement of birds ; Perdicid ,
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Nature s Flyers

'Nature's Flyers' is a detailed account of the current scientific understanding of the primary aspects of flight in nature.

Nature s Flyers

Author: David E. Alexander

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880599

Page: 358

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'Nature's Flyers' is a detailed account of the current scientific understanding of the primary aspects of flight in nature. The author explains the physical basis of flight, drawing upon bats, birds, insects, pterosaurs and even winged seeds.

Endangered Species Arachnids birds crustaceans insects and mollusks

Its 240 entries -- including 40 new species added to the 2nd Edition -- were chosen to give a glimpse of the broad range of species currently facing endangerment.

Endangered Species  Arachnids  birds  crustaceans  insects  and mollusks

Author: Sonia Benson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780787676209

Page: 740

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Endangered Species, 2nd Edition, presents information on endangered and threatened mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and plants. Its 240 entries -- including 40 new species added to the 2nd Edition -- were chosen to give a glimpse of the broad range of species currently facing endangerment. While well-publicized examples such as the American bison, northern spotted owl, and gray wolf are examined, so, too, are less conspicuous -- yet no less threatened -- species such as the Australian ant, Cape vulture, and Peebles Navajo cactus. The entries are spread across three volumes and are divided into sections by classes. Within each class, species are arranged alphabetically by common name. Color locator maps outlining the range of a particular species are included in each entry to help users find unfamiliar countries or locations. More than 200 color photographs provide a more concrete vision of the species. Sidebar boxes containing interesting and related information are also included in some entries.