The Waterbug Book

A Guide to the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Temperate Australia

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Author: John Gooderham,Edward Tsyrlin

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643066687

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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Freshwater invertebrates identification guide for both professionals and non-professionals. Contains a key to all the macroinvertebrate groups and photographs of live specimens.

Miniature Lives

Identifying Insects in Your Home and Garden

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Author: Michelle Gleeson

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 148630138X

Category: Gardening

Page: 344

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We can’t avoid insects. They scurry past us in the kitchen, pop up in our gardens, or are presented to us in jars by inquisitive children. Despite encountering them on a daily basis, most people don’t know an aphid from an antlion, and identifying an insect using field guides or internet searches can be daunting. Miniature Lives provides a range of simple strategies that people can use to identify and learn more about the insects in their homes and gardens. Featuring a step-by-step, illustrated identification key and detailed illustrations and colour photographs, the book guides the reader through the basics of entomology (the study of insects). Simple explanations, amusing analogies and quirky facts describe where insects live, how they grow and protect themselves, the clues they leave behind and their status as friend or foe in a way that is both interesting and easy to understand. Gardeners, nature lovers, students, teachers, and parents and grandparents of bug-crazed kids will love this comprehensive guide to the marvellous diversity of insects that surrounds us and the miniature lives they lead.

A Guide to the Beetles of Australia

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Author: George Hangay,Paul Zborowski

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643094873

Category: Science

Page: 238

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The first well-illustrated guide to Australian beetles aimed at a general readership. The book emphasises the environmental role of the beetles, their relationship with other plants and animals and their importance to humans.

The Little Book of Big Frontiers

Rediscovering the Lost Realms of Christianity

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Author: John E. Worgul

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621899837

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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Most Christians are unaware that there is such a thing as a biblical cosmology. That is, we do not have a clear idea of the whole of creation, both visible and invisible, its parts and realms, and how they fit together. We live by bits and pieces of conflicting notions supplied by the Bible and the secular world, and there is little comprehension of the overall design of reality and the all-embracing vision of creation that the Bible provides and the Church has taught for centuries. The matter seems too complex for the typical contemporary Christian and so the matter is dropped as irrelevant. The consequences are deadly; ignorance breeds arrogance, indifference, and finally spiritual death. The Little Book of Big Frontiers intends to make the complex issue of cosmology understandable. Vivid and ordinary stories and images are used to illustrate extremely difficult concepts that will open up new frontiers for the reader. Readers will come away with a whole new understanding of the cosmos and how it works, integrating the interior realties of the soul with the world around them, rediscovering realms that were once known to the early Christians but, alas, are now lost within the secularization of our culture.

Trout Stream Insects of New Zealand

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Author: Norman Marsh

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811701303

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, and other abundant trout insects in New Zealand New Zealand trout flies past and present: Green Stonefly, Pomahaka Red, Willow Grub, Mataura Red Personal stories on the water learning about the fish and what they eat A fascinating tour of streamside New Zealand. Photos and illustrations of insects accompany extensive information about how to fish them. Learn vital streamside lore and how to analyze a trout's stomach contents. A section on how to tie imitations includes materials and tools. Materials lists and instructions detail how to tie popular New Zealand flies, from Izaak Walton's flies to today's favorites.

Methods in Stream Ecology

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Author: F. Richard Hauer,Gary A. Lamberti

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080547435

Category: Science

Page: 896

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Methods in Stream Ecology, Second Edition, provides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This updated edition reflects recent advances in the technology associated with ecological assessment of streams, including remote sensing. In addition, the relationship between stream flow and alluviation has been added, and a new chapter on riparian zones is also included. The book features exercises in each chapter; detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for students; and taxanomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae. With a student-friendly price, this book is key for all students and researchers in stream and freshwater ecology, freshwater biology, marine ecology, and river ecology. This text is also supportive as a supplementary text for courses in watershed ecology/science, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and landscape ecology. Exercises in each chapter Detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for students Taxanomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae Link from Chapter 22: FISH COMMUNITY COMPOSITION to an interactive program for assessing and modeling fish numbers

Water Bugs and Dragonflies

Explaining Death to Young Children

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Author: Doris Stickney,Robyn Henderson Nordstrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780829818581

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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After a water bug suddenly leaves her pond and is transformed into a dragonfly, her friends' questions about such departures are like those children ask when someone dies.