Book of Monsters
by D. Fairchild, M.H. Fairchild
Publisher: National Geographic Society 1914
Number of pages: 278
The pictures in this book are portraits of creatures which are as much the real inhabitants of the world as we are, and have all the rights of ownership that we have, but, because their own struggle for existence so often crosses ours, many of them are our enemies. Indeed, man's own real struggle for the supremacy of the world is his struggle to control these tiny monsters.
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by W.J. Bell, L.M. Roth, C.A. Nalepa - The Johns Hopkins University Press
The cockroach is truly an evolutionary wonder. The book explores the fascinating natural history and behavior of cockroaches, describing their various colors, sizes, and shapes, as well as how they move on land, in water, and through the air.
Contents: Insect physiology and morphology; Blattodea; Coleoptera; Dermaptera; Diptera; Ephemeroptera; Hemiptera; Hymenoptera; Isoptera; Lepidoptera; Mantodea; Neuroptera; Odonata; Phasmatodea; Phthiraptera; Plecoptera; Orthoptera; Siphonaptera.
by Herbert H. Ross
With rather simple equipment, the amateur as well as the trained entomologist can make a worthwhile collection of insects. The book will show how easy it is to make a start in insect collecting and will give the student helpful ideas on how to begin.
The book provides an overview of insects, mites and ticks that directly cause diseases of humans and domestic animals, and that transmit microbes causing disease. It is aimed at students and practitioners in medical and veterinary health services.