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Insects: a Pocket Companion

By: Booksales

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., Chartwell Books: 1999

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003187

ISBN: 078580983X

Condition: New in New dust jacket


There are over one million species of insect and more are discovered each year. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to some of the more well-known species, with special hints on examining them. A fact-packed introduction is followed by a visual directory of world-wide species. A host of individual entries presents brief descriptions of each insect's characteristics, and a list of vital statistics relating to size and appearance. Each one is illustrated in color and accompanied by an at-a-glance reference box with summarizes the key features of each particular insect. 64 pages with ... View more info

Sahara a Natural History

By: Hirtle, Sheila; De Villiers, Marq;

Price: $10.58

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003494

Condition: New in New dust jacket


In the parched and seemingly lifeless heart of the Sahara desert, four major mountain ranges interrupt the flow of dunes and gravel plains, and at certain times waterfalls cascade from their peaks. Even the sand amazes: Massive dunes can appear almost overnight, and be gone just as quickly. We think we know the Sahara, the largest and most austere desert on Earth - yet it is full of surprises, as the authors reveal in this brilliant and evocative biography of the land and its people. "If you traveled across the United States from Boston to San Diego, you still wouldn't have crossed the Sah... View more info