Spiders (Collins Gem)


Author: Paul Hillyard
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780060849740
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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A colorful, authoritative pocket guide to 220 of the world's spiders Information on size, web, habitat, distribution range, and the times of the year when the spider is most likely to be spotted An icon shows the potency of each spider's venom Full-color photographs Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America's foremost authority in history and science.

Collins Gem Spiders


Author: P. D. Hillyard
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780004722757
Category: Nature
Page: 254
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The only truly pocket-sized photographic guide to over 220 species of the world's spiders.

Identifying British Insects and Arachnids

An Annotated Bibliography of Key Works
Author: Natural History Museum (London, England)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521632416
Category: Reference
Page: 353
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Essential guide to the specialist literature for the identification of British insects and arachnids.

Homeopathy (Collins Gem)


Author: Collins,Jacqueline M. Mardon
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007556691
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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This Collins Gem provides a practical introduction to homeopathy and what to expect when seeking advice from a homeopath. It includes A–Z listings of the most popular remedies and treatments.

Arachnids


Author: Jan Beccaloni
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 320
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With around 11 distinctive lineages and over 38,000 species of spiders alone, arachnids are an amazingly diverse group of invertebrates—and with names like the Goliath Bird-Eating Spider, the Tailless Whip Spider, and the Harvestman, they can be both spectacular and captivating. Most books about arachnids focus on spiders, neglecting scorpions, ticks, mites, wind spiders, and other fascinating yet poorly understood groups. This adventurous volume summarizes all existing knowledge about each major type of arachnid, revealing their secrets through detailed species accounts, brilliant photographs, and a compelling cast of eight-legged characters. It examines the anatomy, habitat, behavior and distribution of each lineage, from the garden spider to the death stalker scorpion and even a species of mite that lives inside a monkey's lungs. Drawing on the vast resources at London's Natural History Museum, Arachnids spins a sensational tale, debunking common myths and delving deep into the lives of these bizarre and beautiful creatures.

Classic TV Series (Collins Gem)


Author: Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008108455
Category: Reference
Page: 192
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What are the best television series ever made and what do you know about them? Gem Classic TV Series introduces you to a selection of around 80 series, providing key facts, critics’ comments, quotations and trivia questions.

Spiders Photoguide


Author: Paul Hillyard
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780004709048
Category: Spiders
Page: 256
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This photographic guide describes 220 spiders from all over the globe, from the common house spider to the largest tarantula. There is a brief introduction to each group of spiders - primitive, six-eyed, lace-web, tangle- and sheet-weaving, orb-weaving, hunting, crab and jumping. Each entry includes a photograph to help identify the spider and information on appearance, range, habitat, hunting behaviour and whether the species is dangerous to humans. The guide also features a general introduction which discusses spider biology and evolution.

Gem Sharks/Snakes/Spiders


Author: Christopher Mattison,HarperCollins Publishers Limited,G. W. Potts,Silja E. Swaby,Paul Hillyard
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780004721644
Category: Poisonous snakes
Page: N.A
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We are producing special-value, shrinkwrapped packs of Gems – making the value of Gems even greater. With this pack you will be able to become acquainted with 600 scary animals. Only the Gems can provide such variety to your life. Gem Sharks/Gem Snakes/Gem Spiders Normally £11.97 – Special price £9.99 ISBN 0 00 472164-0

Spiders


Author: Paul Hillyard,Natural History Museum,London Photographic Consultants
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007191715
Category: Nature
Page: 254
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A handy, pocket-sized guide to 220 of the world's spiders, Gem Spiders is the perfect introduction to these 'creepy-crawlies'

Insects (Collins Gem)


Author: Michael Chinery
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448554
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

Die Kinder der Zeit

Roman
Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641216850
Category: Fiction
Page: 672
View: 9983

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Die letzten Menschen haben eine sterbende Erde verlassen, um in den Tiefen des Alls ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Als sie auf den Planeten Eden stoßen, scheint ihnen das Glück sicher: ideale Konditionen und eine florierende Ökosphäre. Doch was sie nicht wissen – es waren bereits Menschen hier gewesen, vor langer Zeit. Menschen, die Eden als Versuchsplaneten für ein vermessenes Projekt künstlicher Evolution ausersehen hatten. Doch ihr Experiment damals hat ungeahnte Spuren hinterlassen, und nun treffen ihre Nachfahren auf die vergessenen Kinder ihres Versuchs. Wer von ihnen wird das Erbe von Eden antreten?

Sacred Medicine of Bee, Butterfly, Earthworm, and Spider

Shamanic Teachers of the Instar Medicine Wheel
Author: Linda Star Wolf,Anna Cariad-Barrett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591438063
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
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Spiritual lessons from insect archetypes of the Medicine Wheel • Reveals the sacred wisdom inherent in Honeybee’s pollinating, Butterfly’s transformation, Spider’s weaving, and Earthworm’s recycling • Provides experiential practices, such as Shamanic Breathwork journeys, to connect with insect teachers and harness their consciousness-activating patterns • Shows how Dragonfly, Cicada, and Cricket connect us with the Great Star Nations, the depths of Mother Earth, and the music of life Our insect brothers and sisters are some of the most ancient beings and teachers on planet Earth. Their powerful skills of adaptation and their plight, such as the widespread colony collapse facing honeybees, have brought them to the forefront of collective consciousness, as every being on Earth faces a time of incredible transformation. The archetypal energies of these sacred Wisdomkeepers can guide us through this evolutionary time with new pathways of shamanic healing and transformation to realize the highest potential of humanity. Exploring the insect and arachnid archetypes of the Sacred Instar Medicine Wheel, authors Linda Star Wolf and Anna Cariad-Barrett reveal the consciousness-activating patterns in the pollen flight of Honeybee, the transformative chrysalis of Butterfly, the creative weavings of Spider, and the alchemical recycling of old into new of Earthworm. They show how Dragonfly, Cicada, and Cricket connect us with the Great Star Nations, the depths of Mother Earth, and the music of life. Each chapter includes experiential practices, such as Shamanic Breathwork journeys, to help you embody the strengths of these humble teachers, live within the natural cycles of planet Earth, and discover a higher octave of sacred purpose.

Wenn der Nagekäfer zweimal klopft

Das geheime Leben der Insekten
Author: Dave Goulson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446447083
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Der britische Biologe Dave Goulson unternimmt eine Expedition auf den Planeten der Insekten – genauer auf die Blumenwiesen rund um sein marodes französisches Landhaus. Die Helden seiner Feldforschungsabenteuer sind nicht nur Bienen und Hummeln, sondern alles, was kreucht und fleucht: Grillen, Grashüpfer, Glühwürmchen – und Libellen, denen beim Liebemachen zuzusehen eine Freude ist. Goulson taucht dabei so tief ins Reich der Tiere ein wie kaum jemand zuvor. Ein Buch, das die entscheidende Bedeutung von Insekten für unsere Umwelt und das ganze globale Ökosystem beleuchtet. Und ein Weckruf, die Nutzung von Insektiziden zurückzufahren, um das Sterben der Bienen und anderer Bestäuber zu stoppen.

Der kleine Hobbit


Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423213936
Category: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)
Page: 333
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Die aufregenden Abenteuer des Hobbits Bilbo Beutlin, der Feen und Riesenspinnen begegnet, einem gefährlichen Drachen auflauert und mit Unterstützung des fähigen Zauberers Gandalf den geraubten Schatz der Zwerge rettet.

Das Testament der Jessie Lamb

Roman
Author: Jane Rogers
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641104068
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Was wäre, wenn eines Tages keine Kinder mehr geboren würden? Die junge Jessie Lamb lebt in einer Welt, in der jede Frau, die nach ihrem sechzehnten Geburtstag schwanger wird, stirbt. Die Ursache ist ein bisher unerforschtes Virus, die Folgen sind katastrophal: Es werden keine Kinder mehr geboren, die Wissenschaft ist ratlos, und die Menschheit geht langsam, aber sicher ihrem Ende entgegen. Doch das kann und will Jessie nicht akzeptieren: Sie möchte dieser Welt etwas Gutes hinterlassen. Sie möchte neues Leben schenken, auch wenn das bedeutet, dass sie mit ihrem eigenen dafür bezahlen muss ...