University of Alberta Press

Insects


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    This catalogue explores the interrelationship between the science of entomology and the art of illustration by highlighting some of the key holdings of early and classic works on insects in the University of Alberta Library. George E. Ball demonstrates how advances in printing technologies from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries contributed to the developing body of entomological knowledge.
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    With iridescent blues and greens, damselflies are some of the most beautiful flying insects as well as the most primitive. As members of the insect order Odonata they are related to dragonflies but are classified in a separate suborder. These aquatic insects are a delight to the eye and a fascinating creature of study. In Damselflies of Alberta, naturalist John Acorn describes the twenty-two species native to the province. Exhaustively researched, yet written in an accessible... [READ MORE]
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    "Despite what many people think, little ladybugs don't grow up to be big ladybugs." -John Acorn Everybody loves a ladybug, and no one is more passionate about these spotted creatures than John Acorn, who has produced this, the first regional ladybug field guide in North America. With comprehensive maps, colour photographs, and illustrations of 75 different species, Acorn educates readers on the beauty and diversity of ladybugs in Alberta. He also explains the impact... [READ MORE]
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    Among beetles, tiger beetles are some of the favourites of nature-loving people. Large, active, and colourful, tiger beetles are as watchable as birds, and easily as fascinating. Well-loved naturalist John Acorn offers a fun and fascinating look at some of Alberta's smaller citizens.