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Insects Of Texas

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Author: David H. Kattes
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603440820
Size: 23.65 MB
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Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: This practical, non-technical introduction to insect classification offers a well-illustrated, straight-forward primer in entomology. Whether you are part of a master naturalist program, are interested in environmentally friendly pest management, or simply enjoy knowing what to call that strange-looking bug on your back porch, Insects of Texas will be your first resource for insect classification and identification. This book will help you sort out many of the millions of insect species by learning the readily distinguishable field characteristics needed to identify groups most commonly seen in Texas. David H. Kattes provides short tutorials on morphology and metamorphosis and uses a simple color-coding scheme to present the five classes of arthropods and the orders, suborders, and families of insects most relevant to Texas observers. Photo keys, pronunciation guides, illustrated tables, abundant photographs, and highlighted accounts of physical and biological characteristics help introduce readers to the various tiny creatures that inhabit our world, steering them through arachnids, crustaceans, millipedes, centipedes, and hexapods. Within each account, Kattes comments on habits and other interesting information, reflecting his long experience in teaching and speaking to a variety of receptive audiences.


Common Insects Of Texas And Surrounding States

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Author: John Abbott
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477310355
Size: 69.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Book Description: Thanks to its size and geographic position, Texas is home to nearly 30,000 species of insects, likely making its insect population the most diverse in the nation. Ranging from eastern and western to temperate and tropical species, this vast array of insects can be difficult to identify. In Common Insects of Texas and Surrounding States, John and Kendra Abbott have created the state's most comprehensive field guide to help readers recognize and understand these fascinating creatures. Containing 1,300 species and more than 2,700 photographs, this guide offers a wealth of information about the characteristics and behaviors of Texas's insects. Each chapter introduces an order with a discussion of general natural history and a description of other qualities helpful in distinguishing its various species, while every species' entry provides a state map showing where it is most likely to be found, a key displaying its seasonal distribution, information about its habitat, and corresponding photos. Featuring colored tabs for quick reference, a glossary, and information about other arthropods, this guide is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to identify and learn more about the many insects of Texas.


A Practical Guide To Edible Useful Plants

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Author: Delena Tull
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Size: 33.54 MB
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Category : Cookbooks
Languages : en
Pages : 518
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Book Description: More than 5,000 flowering plants make their home in Texas, and the uses of these plants are generally unknown to many people. Less than one hundred years ago, plants were the source of most medicines, fibers, cosmetics, and dyes. Now, many of these products are made synthetically from petroleum derivatives. Native Americans relied on wild plants for thousands of years -- for food, clothing, shelter, and medicines. Early pioneers of Texas and the Southwest soon learned of the many benefits plants provided.


Texas Bug Book

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Author: Howard Garrett
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292709379
Size: 32.85 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 202
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Book Description: The good, the bad, the ugly.


Edible And Useful Plants Of Texas And The Southwest

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Author: Delena Tull
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292781641
Size: 41.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 558
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Book Description: All around us there are wild plants good for food, medicine, clothing, and shelter, but most of us don't know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, one of the first focused specifically on plants that grow in Texas and surrounding regions of the South and Southwest. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features: Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants. Wild teas and spices. Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials. Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper. Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap. Information on medicinal uses of plants. An identification guide to hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes. Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries. Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes.


Texas Parks Wildlife

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Size: 24.82 MB
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Category : Fishing
Languages : en
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