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The Dragonfly Diaries

Author : Ruary Mackenzie Dodds
ISBN : 1908643552
Genre : Animal sanctuaries
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Britain is home to some 40 species of dragonfly, and public interest in their plight is high now thanks to their primeval beauty and a growing realisation of their importance for water eco-systems. The author shares his quirky fascination for these remarkable creatures over the 25 years he has been working with them.
Category: Animal sanctuaries

The Dragonfly Friendly Gardener

Author : Ruary Mackenzie Dodds
ISBN : 1910192112
Genre :
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With stunning colors and phenomenal flying abilities, dragonflies are extraordinarily beautiful, and vital to the ecosystem. Britain s leading dragonfly expert offers tips on how to attract these amazing insects to your garden. From creating a pond and choosing the right plants, to long-term pond care, and help with identifying dragonfly species, this book is buzzing with ideas for how to make your garden a sanctuary for both you and dragonflies to enjoy."

The Third Policeman

Author : Flann O'Brien
ISBN : 156478214X
Genre : Fiction
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With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.
Category: Fiction

Persian Fire

Author : Tom Holland
ISBN : 9780307386984
Genre : History
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A "fresh...thrilling" (The Guardian) account of the Graeco-Persian Wars. In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.
Category: History

The Moviegoer

Author : Walker Percy
ISBN : 9781453216255
Genre : Fiction
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In this National Book Award­–winning novel, a young man, torn between the forces of tradition and change, searches for meaning in postwar America. On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx’s one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Category: Fiction


Author : David Chandler
ISBN : 1780092296
Genre : Damselflies
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Supremely colourful, among the most voracious predators of the insect world and on the wing for more than 300 million years, dragonflies and damselflies capture the imagination in so many ways. Yet many aspects of their fascinating lives are little-known to humans. This book provides an insight into a hidden world through engaging text and stunning close-up photography. This book combines insightful writing with rarely seen images of the life and behaviour of the world's dragonfly and damselfly species. There are chapters on subjects such as hunting, courtship and the emergence of the nymphs and their subsequent transformation into adult dragonflies. These insects are further brought to life through the personal experiences of the author and photographers, and these are woven into the text.
Category: Damselflies

Peeling The Onion

Author : Wendy Orr
ISBN : 1741149339
Genre : Accidents
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An eye-catching new edition of this popular, inspirational novel about a teenage girl re-making her life after a car accident. A deeply moving, unsentimental story of pain and love and self-discovery.
Category: Accidents

The Biology Of Blood Sucking In Insects

Author : M. J. Lehane
ISBN : 9780521836081
Genre : Medical
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Blood-sucking insects transmit many of the most debilitating diseases to man including malaria, sleeping sickness, filariasis, dengue, typhus and plague. Additionally these insects cause major economic losses in agriculture by direct damage to livestock. This new edition of The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects has been fully updated since it was first published in 1991. It provides a unique, topic-led commentary on the biological aspects that are common to blood-sucking insects. This account focuses on the biological adaptations that clearly suit the blood-sucking habit and further discusses host–insect interactions and the transmission of parasites by blood-sucking insects. It also outlines the medical, social and economic impact of blood-sucking insects. The final chapter is designed as a useful quick-reference section. Written in a clear, concise fashion and well illustrated throughout, the text will be of direct interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical and veterinary entomology and parasitology.
Category: Medical

The Boy Who Loved Too Much

Author : Jennifer Latson
ISBN : 9781476774060
Genre : Social Science
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The poignant story of a boy’s coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of distrust. What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? Twelve-year-old Eli D’Angelo has a genetic disorder that obliterates social inhibitions, making him irrepressibly friendly, indiscriminately trusting, and unconditionally loving toward everyone he meets. It also makes him enormously vulnerable. Eli lacks the innate skepticism that will help his peers navigate adolescence more safely—and vastly more successfully. Journalist Jennifer Latson follows Eli over three critical years of his life as his mother, Gayle, must decide whether to shield Eli entirely from the world and its dangers or give him the freedom to find his own way and become his own person. By intertwining Eli and Gayle’s story with the science and history of Williams syndrome, the book explores the genetic basis of behavior and the quirks of human nature. More than a case study of a rare disorder, however, The Boy Who Loved Too Much is a universal tale about the joys and struggles of raising a child, of growing up, and of being different.
Category: Social Science

Silent Spring

Author : Rachel Carson
ISBN : 0618249060
Genre : Nature
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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
Category: Nature