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Insect Ecology | Behavior, Populations and Communities

Who Let The Bugs Out?

by Timothy Gibb, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.

Effective pest-management strategies have all been built upon the foundation of accurate identification and an understanding of the insect's life history and habits. Human and environmental safety are paramount and must be part of every insect pest-management decision.

Included are discussions about the importance of insects generally and pest insects in particular. Methods and strategies for employing controls are addressed along with examples of each so that students gain an appreciation of the philosophy of Integrated Pest Management.

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Insect Ecology | Behavior, Populations and Communities

Insect Ecology | Behavior, Populations and Communities

Ian Kaplan, Purdue University, Indiana; Robert F. Denno, Northern Arizona University; Deborah L. Finke, University of Missouri, Columbia; Peter W. Price, Northern Arizona University; Micky D. Eubanks, Texas A & M University;

Combining breadth of coverage with detail, this logical and cohesive introduction to insect ecology couples concepts with a broad range of examples and practical applications. It explores cutting-edge topics in the field, drawing on and highlighting the links between theory and the latest empirical studies. The sections are structured around a series of key topics, including behavioral ecology; species interactions; population ecology; food webs, communities and ecosystems; and broad patterns in nature. Chapters progress logically from the small scale to the large; from individual species through to species interactions, populations and communities. Application sections at the end of each chapter outline the practicality of ecological concepts and show how ecological information and concepts can be useful in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Each chapter ends with a summary, providing a brief recap, followed by a set of questions and discussion topics designed to encourage independent and creative thinking.

$ TBA Available Sept. 2011!


Bugs Be Gone

Bugs Be Gone

by Gary Bennett, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.

Many insects, and some of their close relatives, commonly invade homes and other buildings, annoying the human occupants, damaging the structures, eating or contaminating the food, inflicting painful bites and stings, and transmitting debilitating and deadly diseases to the people and their pets. This practical illustrated guide is broken down by pest types (cockroaches) or by where they may be found (food pests) or by the harm they cause (stinging pests). Each chapter begins with a summary of the pests in that chapter, along with how-to-do-it information on how to get rid of pests in an environmentally friendly manner. Quite often this means calling a professional pest management company to eliminate the problem and to assist you in preventing the pest problem from occurring again. More details are presented in the chapter texts that follow the chapter summary. These details are provided for consumers and professional pest managers who want to research each pest and its control in greater depth. Bottom line – Bugs Be Gone is designed to help consumers eliminate pests in homes and other buildings and prevent their return.

$29.99! ORDER NOW!


Truman's Guide to Pest Management Operations 7th Edition

Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations

by Gary Bennett, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.

Pest management is a business of technology. Thus, the purpose of this seventh edition of Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations is the same as that of previous editions: to provide a sound basis for studying the technical aspects of pest control.

$109.95! ORDER NOW!


Truman's Guide to Pest Management Operations 7th Edition

Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations Spanish

by Gary Bennett, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.

Truman, el libro de referencia de la industria más vendido, contiene una extensa información muy útil de lo que necesitas saber para la asesoría práctica, identificación, consejos para el control (qué hacer y qué no hacer) y gran amplitud sobre las últimas tendencias en el manejo de plagas, tecnologías y técnicas. Truman también proporciona la información esencial para cualquier persona que busca la certificación estatal/EPA (Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos). ÉSTE ES EL LIBRO DE TEXTO OFICIAL DEL PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN CONTINUA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE PURDUE: "INTRODUCCIÓN AL MIP (Manejo de Plagas) URBANAS E INDUSTRIALES"

$149.95! ORDER NOW! | Informational PDF


Living With Insects cover

Entomology: Living With Insects

by Jonathan Neal, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.

Living With Insects explores the intersections of humans and insects.  Those intersections include biology, ecology, pest management, art, music, health, history and environment.  Living With Insects is not meant to be a comprehensive treatment of the study of insects.  Rather, it is intended to highlight some of the interesting and fascinating features of insects for those who possess only a casual familiarity with the study of insects.

Only $71.91! ORDER NOW!


Crime Scene Processing Laboratory Manual and Workbook

Crime Scene Processing Laboratory Manual and Workbook

by Patrick Jones, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.
Ralph E. Williams, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.

  • Presents the real-world experience of crime scene processing
  • Provides simple directions for each assignment
  • Includes a list of equipment and supplies needed for each exercise
  • Contains numerous templates for proper documentation of evidence

Only $39.95! ORDER NOW!


How to Make an Awesome Insect Collection!

How to Make an Awesome Insect Collection!

by Timothy Gibb, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.

How to Make an Awesome Insect Collection! (ID-401) is a first basic but comprehensive resource for students interested in collecting insects. It's a "must have" for beginning insect collectors in middle and high school, 4-H, and FFA. Based on an understanding of the principles of how insects live, behave, develop, and reproduce, the book teaches students how to collect, identify, and display insects. Its 200-plus pages are full of how-to illustrations, color photos, and descriptions of common insects. The book also includes a key to identifying insect orders and contains labels, card points, check lists, and many references on how to make or where to obtain essential insect collecting supplies. While there are other advanced texts about insects, this book focuses on the basics for all beginning entomologists, FFA and 4-H students interested in insect science.

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Fishing in the Entomological Stream

Fishing in the Entomological Stream

Edited by J. Green, T. Heidel & L. Murdock
Illustrated by T. Heidel

A collection of stories written by Purdue Entomology students about their personal experiences with the insect world.

Only $25.95! ORDER NOW!


Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?

by Larry Murdock

A collection of essays on outmoded phrases and words we still use in everyday speech, told with the help of childhood memories, bits of Midwestern history, and liberal dashes of humor.

Only $19.95! ORDER NOW!


Arthropod Collection and Identification

Arthropod Collection and Identification

By Timothy Gibb, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.
Christian Oseto, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.

  • Over 400 professionally drawn illustrations
  • Identification keys to find arthropod orders
  • Comprehensive reading list
  • Detailed glossary of terms

Only $40.95! ORDER NOW!


Flies in the Face of Fashion, Mites Make Right, and Other BUGdacious Tales

Flies in the Face of Fashion, Mites Make Right, and Other BUGdacious Tales

by Tom Turpin

If you want to get downright buggy, pick up this wonderful collection of insect tales from the "Bug Bowl" guru, Tom Turpin. After you're through, you'll know more about the six-legged kingdom and its occupants than any bookworm that you run across. How does insect suturing work? Which insect did the ancient Egyptians worship as a god? What did Ogden Nash have to say about termites? Which insect produces "Turkey Red" dye? What bug has survived for 300 million years? How does a horse fly manage to fly without its head? Each tale is easily accessible, provides fun and scientific facts, and is self-contained. Juveniles and adults alike will be fascinated with the world of Turpin's bugs. The nicely illustrated collection won't give you ants in your pants, but just might put a flea in your ear.

Only $11.66! ORDER NOW!


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