Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of Chicago

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Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition): The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs
Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of Chicago
Teaming with Your Therapy Dog
Somatic Genome Variation
Little Loves: New Zealand Children and their Favourite Animals by Rachael Hale McKenna

Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition): The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs

2017 | ISBN: 1616206993, 1616207558 | English | 192 pages | PDF | 109 MB

Did you know there are zombie bugs that not only eat other bugs but also inhabit and control their bodies? There’s even a wasp that delivers a perfectly-placed sting in a cockroach’s brain and then leads the roach around by its antennae — like a dog on a leash. Scorpions glow in ultraviolet light. Lots of bugs dine on corpses. And if you want to know how much it hurts to get stung by a bullet ant (hint: it really, really hurts), you can consult the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. It ranks the pain produced by ants and other stinging creatures. How does it work? Dr. Schmidt, the scientist who created it, voluntarily subjected himself to the stings of 150 species.
Organized into thematic categories (Everyday Dangers, Unwelcome Invaders, Destructive Pests, and Terrible Threats) and featuring full-color illustrations by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Wicked Bugs is an educational and creepy-cool guide to the worst of the worst of insects, arachnids, and other arthropods. This is the young readers adaptation of Amy Stewart’s bestselling book for adult readers.

Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of Chicago

English | 2017 | ISBN: 022644581X | 121 Pages | PDF | 3.67 MB

Did you know that for every human on earth, there are about one million ants? They are among the longest-lived insects—with some ant queens passing the thirty-year mark—as well as some of the strongest. Fans of both the city and countryside alike, ants decompose dead wood, turn over soil (in some places more than earthworms), and even help plant forests by distributing seeds. But while fewer than thirty of the nearly one thousand ant species living in North America are true pests, we cringe when we see them marching across our kitchen floors.
No longer! In this witty, accessible, and beautifully illustrated guide, Eleanor Spicer Rice, Alex Wild, and Rob Dunn metamorphose creepy-crawly revulsion into myrmecological wonder. Emerging from Dunn’s ambitious citizen science project Your Wild Life (an initiative based at North Carolina State University), Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of Chicago provides an eye-opening entomological overview of the natural history of Chicago’s species most noted by project participants—and even offers tips on keeping ant farms in your home. Exploring species from the hobbit ant to the tiny trapjaw ant, and featuring contributions from E. O. Wilson and Field Museum ant scientist Corrie Moreau as well as Wild’s stunning photography, this guide will be a tremendous resource for teachers, students, and scientists alike. But more than this, it will transform the way Chicagoans perceive the environment around them by deepening their understanding of its littlest inhabitants, inspiring everyone to find their inner naturalist, get outside, and crawl across the dirt—magnifying glass in hand.

Teaming with Your Therapy Dog

English | 2015 | ISBN: 1557537038 | 180 Pages | PDF | 9 MB

Todays therapy-dog handlers recognize the need to be teammates with their dogs. Teaming with ones dog involves unobtrusively providing physical and emotional support as well as respectful guidance in what to do. Being a teammate requires attention to our own behavior, not just our dogs. This book reminds all handlers that being conscious of what we do with our dogs helps them do their best work, and also can increase the effectiveness of our visits.Teaming with Your Therapy Dog teaches the STEPs of Teamwork and how those STEPs fit with the Therapy Dogs Bill of Rights. These general principles free handlers to apply them in their own way to their therapy dogs individual personality and work, and to everyday life at home! As the author writes, The book explores a way of being conscious of what you do with and to your therapy dog to support him in his work. It describes functional principles of behavior you can learn and use immediately, either together as a package or independently. Using an exciting new methodology, the author guides readers to deepen their relationship with their dogs by acting consciously and respectfully.

Somatic Genome Variation

Wiley Blackwell | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1118647068 | 448 pages | EPUB | 7.62 mb

by Xiu-Qing Li (Editor)
Written by an international team of experts, Somatic Genome Variation presents a timely summary of the latest understanding of somatic genome development and variation in plants, animals, and microorganisms. Wide-ranging in coverage, the authors provide an updated view of somatic genomes and genetic theories while also offering interpretations of somatic genome variation. The text provides geneticists, bioinformaticians, biologist, plant scientists, crop scientists, and microbiologists with a valuable overview of this fascinating field of research.

Little Loves: New Zealand Children and their Favourite Animals by Rachael Hale McKenna

2016 | ISBN: 1877505501 | English | 320 pages | EPUB | 127 MB

Rachael Hale McKenna’s stunning photographs catch the joy and delight that exist between children and animals and show off the amazing New Zealand landscape, whether it be coast, country, or city. There are many cute and funny stories about the children’s relationships with their favorite animals. Some are also deeply moving. There are children living on remote farms, in small towns, by the beach, and in big cities, and yet they all have in common their love for their special pets. And the animals love them right back, some of them providing incredible support to children who are chronically ill or disabled. As well as kittens and puppies, there are all sorts of pets, such as horses, rabbits, goats, pigs, chickens, and even eels!

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