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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Spider Lines


Author: Terry Trafton
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
ISBN: 1642370274
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
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On a sunny fall morning in Southern Indiana, artist Ben Manning has just bought a house that continues to be occupied by its previous owner, Anna Atwood. At first, he thinks the image of the young woman on the stairway is an illusion, a distortion of light and shadow. As days pass, Anna’s appearances begin to frighten both Ben and his friend Jenna Newland, especially after Anna warns them that the house is a living thing with unimaginable powers. After learning Anna’s incredible secret, Jenna realizes Ben is slipping into another time, and that his obsession with this enigmatic woman is evident in the portrait he is painting––a portrait of a woman without eyes. After continued paranormal occurrences, both inside and outside Atwood House, Dr. Adrian White and parapsychologist, Liz Raymond, attempt to solve what has become a mystery as impossible as it is provocative. Despite Anna’s warning that something monstrous is buried beneath the lawns of Atwood House, digging begins, and what’s uncovered is more shocking than any of them anticipated. An eccentric scientist, Charlie Chase, connects his work on a classified government project known as Firefly, to the strange occurrences at Atwood House. A government man, known only as Smith, wants to use Chase’s research to establish military hegemony. Even when the truth is revealed, it suggests realities that not one of them is prepared to accept It is knowledge so extraordinary that it challenges predominate theories of space and time and becomes a major threat to national security. Strange happenings, profound revelations, and exciting character interactions are guaranteed to keep readers engaged in this page-turning adventure, which brings the paranormal closer to scientific fact. Above all else, Spider Lines remains a sensitive love story about a man fascinated by the mystery of Anna Atwood who is intent on turning him away from the love of the only woman who can save him.

词典


Author: Michael J. Wallace
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 1087
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并列题名:Collins gem English learner’s dictionary

Wilkie Collins

A Brief Life
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
ISBN: 0385537409
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, two early masterpieces of mystery and detection. Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely nearsighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colorful clothes, Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange. But he was nonetheless a charmer, befriended by the great, loved by children, irresistibly attractive to women—and avidly read by generations of readers. Peter Ackroyd follows his hero, "the sweetest-tempered of all the Victorian novelists," from Collins' childhood as the son of a well-known artist to his struggling beginnings as a writer, his years of fame, and his lifelong friendship with that other great London chronicler, Charles Dickens. In addition to his enduring masterpieces, The Moonstone—often called the first true detective novel—and the sensational The Woman in White, he produced an intriguing array of lesser known works. Told with Ackroyd's inimitable verve, this is a ravishingly entertaining life of a great storyteller, full of surprises, rich in humor and sympathetic understanding. From the Hardcover edition.

The night spider


Author: John Lutz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780739438589
Category: Fiction
Page: 415
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John Lutz is fascinated by the nighttime dangers that await women alone. In The night spider, he improvises a new variation on this theme with a thriller about a serial killer who preys upon women living in high-rises. With few visible means of entry, the mysterious stalker kills women while they sleep in their beds behind securely locked doors. Like his namesake, he leaves his victims wrapped in their bed sheets and stabbed repeatedly, having them slowly bleed to death with their mouths frozen in a silent scream. The few clues left on the scene point to a wall-crawling, glass-cutting predator who easily eludes the best minds on the police force. Now a determined detective must stop him - before time runs out for his next victim.

Red Spider


Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Дім дивних дітей


Author: Ренсом Ріггз
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171212342
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Таємничий острів. Покинутий притулок. Після жахливої ​​сімейної трагедії Джейкоб опинився в цьому загадковому місці. Підліток знайшов руїни старого будинку і з`ясував, що тут жили дуже дивні діти. Він починає розуміти, що на цьому відлюдному острові діти опинилися невипадково — їх здібності були воістину неймовірними і небезпечними! І хоча будинок давно зруйнований, можливо, вони досі живі. А зовсім скоро Джейкоб з жахом усвідомлює, що він — один з них... Книга проілюстрована унікальними старовинними фотографіями.

Карибська таємниця


Author: Аґата Крісті
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171240109
Category:
Page: N.A
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Невже начебто природна смерть докучливого старого на екзотичному курорті — лише репетиція наступних убивств? Міс Марпл упевнена, що так! «Скелет у шафі» є в кожного, тож леді-детективу знадобиться неабияка сміливість, щоб вистежити злочинця, яким може виявитися будь-хто.

Bugs Britannica


Author: Peter Marren,Richard Mabey
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 512
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From sea squirts to slugs to Swallowtails, Bugs Britannica is the third beautifully illustrated book in Richard Mabey's landmark series, a companion volume to the bestselling classics Flora Britannica and Birds Britannica. Like those much-loved books, Bugs Britannica is not a biological guide but a richly illustrated cultural one, where British bugs are seen through the eyes of writers, musicians, artists, photographers and naturalists - from the great Tudor naturalist, Thomas Muffet (father of Little Miss Muffet) to Irvine Welsh's talking tapeworm in Filth - with vivid contributions and observations by members of the public, fascinated by creepy-crawlies of all kinds. Taking British invertebrates as its subject, the book is structured along a roughly evolving path, from simple cell life-forms - amoeba, worms, crustaceans (proof, say the authors, of `just how far you can go on very little') - to bugs we all might recognise - spiders, butterflies, bees - and back into the water to meet the molluscs and `almost-fish'... It works so triumphantly because author Peter Marren has examined bugs in the dusty corners of our houses and gardens as well as traversing mountains, lakes, fields and the seashore. He observes not only the fascinating habits of the bug world, but also the eccentric behaviour of the human bug obsessives. But, of course, the true heroes of the book are the bugs themselves: the nimble dicks, lady clocks, coffin-cutters and multitudes of others. From the Boring Sponge (its official name) to the Mermaid's Glove and Penis worm, via the Dark Crimson Underwing and Ruby-tailed wasp - this rich compendium of bugs is a must, not only for naturalists but for anyone who cares about the crawling, buzzing swarms which make up the estimated 40,000 species of bugs that live on or around Britain.

Глибоко під водою


Author: Пола Гоукінз
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171236594
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Затон Утоплениць біля тихого англійського містечка. Над ним — стрімка скеля, з якої протягом століть стрибали чи просто падали в темну воду жінки. Письменниця Нел Ебботт, зачарована моторошними переказами та легендами, починає писати роман про це місце… А потім її тіло знаходять у затоні. Ведеться розслідування, і невдовзі стає зрозуміло, що мешканці містечка щось приховують. Їхню свідомість віками отруює зло, яке ховається в обтяжених чорними таємницями водах затону. Кожен із цих людей має свою зловісну таємницю. Чи встигне детектив Шон Таунсенд розгадати її до того, як вода затону прийме у свої глибини нову жертву?