20th Century Fox, Gotham Group and Temple Hill Entertainment present a 113 minute, PG-13, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, directed by Wes Ball, written by Noah Oppenheim and Grant Pierce with a theater release date of September 19, 2014.

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BUGS RULE!
An Introduction to the World of Insects

Whitney Cranshaw & Richard Redak


"Breadth classes dealing with insects have been extremely popular among science and nonscience majors for decades. The photographs, illustrations, little known facts, and sidebars in BUGS RULE! bring to life the fascinating world of insects. BUGS RULE! is an excellent text for the nonscience major and general nature enthusiast.”
—Michael K. Rust, University of California, Riverside

BUGS RULE!: An Introduction to the World of Insects (Pub date: September 25, 2013), by Whitney Cranshaw and Richard Redak, provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This richly illustrated textbook features more than 830 color photos, a concise overview of the basics of entomology, and numerous sidebars that highlight and explain key points. Detailed chapters cover each of the major insect groups, describing their physiology, behaviors, feeding habits, reproduction, human interactions, and more.
Ideal for nonscience majors and anyone seeking to learn more about insects and their arthropod relatives, BUGS RULE! offers a one-of-a-kind gateway into the world of these amazing creatures.
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•    Places a greater emphasis on natural history than standard textbooks on the subject
•    Covers the biology and natural history of all the insect orders
•    Provides a thorough review of the noninsect arthropods, such as spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans
•    Features more than 830 color photos
•    Highlights the importance of insects and other arthropods, including their impact on human society
•    An online illustration package is available to professors
About the Authors:
Whitney Cranshaw is professor of entomology at Colorado State University. He is the author of Garden Insects of North America (Princeton). Richard Redak is professor of entomology at the University of California, Riverside. Both authors have years of experience teaching introductory entomology classes.


BUGS RULE!
An Introduction to the World of Insects

Whitney Cranshaw & Richard Redak
Cloth | ISBN13: 978-0-691-12495-7 | $55.00 / £37.95
e-book | ISBN13: 978-1-400-84892-8
472 pp. | 8 x 10 | 830+ color photos. 18 tables.
Publication Date: September 25, 2013

 

 

Red, White, and Blue Butterflies Flutter to the Broad Stripes and Bright Stars at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium!

Red, White & Butterflies
Red, White & Butterflies
Saturday, July 7 - Sunday, July 8

(New Orleans, La.)– In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium created a patriotic display made out of red, white and blue butterflies and visitors are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July with two full days of Red, White & Butterfly themed activities! The fun flutters in on Saturday, July 7 through Sunday, July 8 from 10am - 5pm.

In celebration of the newly renovated Butterfly Garden, guests will learn about the interesting life histories of several butterfly species, life spans, butterfly gardening, butterfly farming in other countries, and the differences between butterflies and moths. A butterfly release and chat are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

Throughout the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, visitors will enjoy unique butterfly themed activities including up close views of butterfly wings using a "scope-on-a-rope" camera, butterfly specimen identification by the Entomology staff in the Field Camp, and hands on butterfly crafts.

Additional butterfly activities include:

  • Butterfly-shaped balloons - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Beautiful butterfly dancers in the lobby - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Caricature portraits in butterfly form - Noon to 3:00 pm
  • Butterfly face painting - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Roaming magician - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

All Red, White & Butterfly activities are included in general admission cost.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Audubon Butterfly Garden Insectarium prices are $16.00 for adults, $13.00 for seniors and $11.00 for children and free for Audubon Nature Institute members. Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting AudubonInstitute.org or at any Audubon Nature Institute attraction. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is located at 423 Canal Street in downtown New Orleans in the U.S. Custom House and is open from 10am to 5pm.


Independence Weekend Discount Offer

Wednesday through Sunday, July 4 - 8, 2012
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Get $4 off a single ticket adult or child admission. Valid July 4 - 8, 2012.
Visit Go4thOnTheRiver.com to redeem coupon.

Columbia Pictures, Laura Ziskin Productions, and Marvel Studios present a 136-minute comic book adaptation directed by Mark Webb, written by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves.

Growing in popularity the world over, the tarantula is a truly unique and fascinating pet. While they are often portrayed negatively in the media, tarantulas are actually shy and fascinating creatures. This essential guide provides coverage of 20 species of these low-maintenance pets, including discussion of numerous similar species. In addition to general care advice and an introduction to breeding, it describes proper setup and maintenance of terrariums for the three major categories of tarantula lifestyle: tree-dwelling, ground-dwelling, and burrowing.

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