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Title Page of American Entomology

American Entomology

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Thomas Say (1787-1834) was a self-taught naturalist who has come to be considered the Father of American Entomology.  In 1812 he became one of the founding/charter members of the Academy of Natural Sciences at Philadelphia and actually lived at the Academy and tended its small museum...Read More
Ants bees wasps_title page

Ants, Bees, and Wasps

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This volume contains the author’s record of various experiments with ants, bees, and wasps at the turn of the 20th century. Lubbock wrote that his "object has been not so much to describe the usual habits of these insects as to test their mental condition and powers of sense." Beautifully...Read More
Biologia Centrali Americana Insecta_Cicadas

Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Homoptera.

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The Biologia Centrali-Americana is an important literary resource of Central American biodiversity. Issued between 1879 to 1915 in 215 parts, the series resulted from scientific surveys and explorations during the turn of the 20th century. The BCA is a scarce resource in Latin America research...Read More
Histoire naturelle des Lepidoptères exotiques

Histoire Naturelle des Lepidoptères Exotiques

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Pierre Hippolyte Lucas (1815?-1899) began his career in science at 13 as an apprentice preparator in the zoological laboratory of the Muséum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He became a respected expert on several orders of invertebrates and wrote up the specimens of several important...Read More
Indian insect life

Indian Insect Life

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With classic British understatement, Harold Maxwell-Lefroy (1877-1925) describes this two-volume, 800 page guide as an “imperfect” attempt to describe the insects of the Indian subcontinent. Published in 1909, Indian Insect Life is “largely a product of [Maxwell-Lefroy’s] spare time and scanty...Read More
Interrelationship between insects and plants

Interrelationship Between Insects and Plants

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Plant-animal interactions are an important area of study at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and these interactions can have both subtle and broad implications for the surrounding ecosystem. This lively book documents, in understandable language, the process of food selection by...Read More
Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature

Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature

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Ernst & Engramelle's work on the butterflies of Europe was originally issued by subscription in 29 fascicles over 13 years. The Cullman Library holds the complete work: eight volumes of text (bound as three) with 342 meticulously and beautifully hand-colored plates in three separate volumes (...Read More
Psyche - Figures of non descript lepidopterous insects, or rare moths and butterflies from different parts of the world

Psyche : Figures of Non-Descript Lepidopterous Insects, or Rare Moths and Butterflies From Different Parts of the World

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Best known as a botanist and conchologist, Thomas Martyn (1735-1825) also published works on entomology. His Psyche is a famous — and famously rare — work, once thought to exist in only 10 copies, and while that number has been expanded to about 18, they are all different in the number of plates...Read More