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Waldbauer, Gilbert

Overview
Works: 24 works in 131 publications in 6 languages and 12,780 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QL496, 595.717
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gilbert Waldbauer
What good are bugs? : insects in the web of life by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In What Good Are Bugs? Gilbert Waldbauer combines anecdotes from entomological history with insights into the intimate workings of the natural world, describing the intriguing and sometimes amazing behavior of these tiny creatures. He weaves a colorful, richly textured picture of beneficial insect life on earth, from ants sowing their "hanging gardens" on Amazonian shrubs and trees to the sacred scarab of ancient Egypt burying balls of cattle dung full of undigested seeds, from the cactus-eating caterpillar (aptly called Cactoblastis) controlling the spread of the prickly pear to the prodigious honey bee and the "sanitary officers of the field"--The fly maggots, ants, beetles, and caterpillars that help decompose and recycle dung, carrion, and dead plants. As entertaining as it is informative, this charmingly illustrated volume captures the full sweep of insects' integral place in the web of life."--Jacket
Millions of monarchs, bunches of beetles : how bugs find strength in numbers by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Waldbauer tells us how individuals in insect aggregations communicate (or don't), how they coordinate their efforts, how some congregate the better to mate, how some groups improve the temperature and humidity of their microenvironment, and how others safeguard themselves (or the future of their kind) by amassing in such vast numbers as to confound predators."--Jacket
A walk around the pond : insects in and over the water by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the insects that have colonized aquatic environments in North America and worldwide, and discusses how they cope with their environment's challenges to vision, reproduction, thermoregulation, and respiration
Insects through the seasons by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life cycles of numerous insect species by describing their methods of courtship, mating, raising young, self-defense, and surviving seasonal changes
Insights from insects : what bad bugs can teach us by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the behavior of twenty insects commonly considered pests, including mosquitoes, fruit flies, gypsy moths, and Japanese beetles. Looks at how these creatures can be helpful and what we can learn from them. Insects get a bum rap, so says world renowned entomologist Gilbert Waldbauer, whose enthusiasm and engrossing writing on the subject of insects have been praised by the New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement, and many other prestigious publications. In this fascinating, beautifully illustrated book, Dr. Waldbauer explains that the bum rap is mainly due to the small percentage of bugs that are a nuisance or harmful to humanity. The pests that make up less than two percent of all insects. He profiles twenty such troublesome bugs, showing how the study of these creatures has led scientists to many basic discoveries that have enhanced our understanding of life. The reader learns how an American entomologist was awarded France's gold medal of honor for rescuing the French wine industry from destruction by the aphid-like grape phylloxera; how the World Health Organization almost completely eradicated malaria through the use of DDT before the insect adapted to the insecticide and became resistant; how some insects disguise themselves to avoid detection; how others survive the subzero temperatures of winter; why some flies have a uterus and a mammary gland; and many more strange and tantalizing true tales about these wonderful, troublesome pests. Pests that have taught us vital lessons about survival, nature, and the environment. A natural storyteller, Dr. Waldbauer has written a bug book that you won't be able to put down. Whether you relish every story from cover to cover or thumb through to find your favorite, most resourceful insects, you'll come away with a new appreciation for the marvelous tiny creatures that are essential to the web of life
The birder's bug book by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the different ways in which birds and bugs interact and discusses how the relationship between the two species has changed and developed as they evolved
The handy bug answer book by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating to some, downright disgusting to others, there's no doubt that creepy crawly insects cause strong reactions from most humans. "The Handy Bug Answer Book" offers easily understood answers to approximately 1,200 common and uncommon bug and insect-related questions
How not to be eaten : the insects fight back by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the adaptations of insects to avoid being eaten as well as being able to find food for themselves
Fireflies, honey, and silk by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ink our ancestors wrote with, the beeswax in altar candles, the honey on our toast, the silk we wear. This enchanting book is a highly entertaining exploration of the myriad ways insects have enriched our lives--culturally, economically, and aesthetically. The author, an entomologist and writer describes in colorful detail how many of the valuable products insects have given us are made, how they were discovered, and how they have been used through time and across cultures. Along the way, he takes us on a ramble through many far flung corners of history, mythology, poetry, literature, medicine, ecology, forensics, and more. Enlivened with personal anecdotes from his distinguished career as an entomologist, the book also describes surprising everyday encounters we all experience that were made possible by insects. From butterfly gardens and fly-fishing to insects as jewelry and sex pheromones, this is an eye-opening ode to the wonder of insects that illuminates our extraordinary and essential relationship with the natural world
Rice leaf folder : mass rearing and a proposal for screening for varietal resistance in the greenhouse by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taberarenai tame ni : nigeru mushi damasu mushi tatakau mushi by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handy insect GK book by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeding and growth on solanaceous and nonsolanaceous plants by normal and maxillectomized larvae of the tobacco hornworm, Protoparce sexta (Johan.), (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shin konchuki : Mureru mushitachi no sekai by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dietary self-selection by the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta: Self-selection from defined diets and the role of the maxillae in this process by Intan Ahmad Musmeinan( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Investigations into dietary self-selection by larvae of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, and the role of the maxillae in this process are presented. The insects were given the opportunity to self-select from two defined diets, both complete except that one contained protein but no digestible carbohydrate and the other contained carbohydrate but no protein. Fourth instars ate the protein and carbohydrate diets in a ratio of 83:17, whereas fifth instars chose an overall ratio of 72:28, protein:carbohydrate. In general, the growth and efficiency of food use of both instars were inferior in the case of self-selectors than that of the controls. Fourth instars held the daily protein:carbohydrate ratio relatively constant. Fifth instars, in contrast, changed their preference ratio. When 4th instars were provided with a nutritionally complete diet with a protein:carbohydrate ratio of 56:44, 70:30, 84:16 or 98:2, they ate the least food and had the highest ECD on the 84:16 diet, "the self-selected ratio". When a 70:30 ratio of protein:carbohydrate was incorporated into a single diet and fed to 5th instars, it promoted a similar efficiency of food use to 56:44 diets. The degree of separation of the diets offered affected the ratio of protein to carbohydrate selected; 1 cm separation appears to be sufficient to affect self-selection behavior. In response to protein dilution in dietary selection, the larvae compensated by consuming more of both the protein-containing and carbohydrate containing diets. In most of the cases, this compensation was sufficient to maintain normal growth. While in response to carbohydrate dilution in dietary selection, they responded by eating more from the protein-containing diet as the sucrose content of the carbohydrate diet declined. The growth and efficiency of food use was little affected over the entire range of carbohydrate diets tested. It has been suggested that dietary self-selection is controlled by changes in peripheral gustatory sensitivity of the maxillary palps. However, the results showed that maxillectomy does not interfere with self-selection for protein and carbohydrate on a short and long-term basis. This suggests that changes in the sensitivity of the maxillary receptors can not be the sole mechanism for mediating self-selection
A walk around the pond : insects in and over the water by Gilbert Waldbauer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] introduces us to the aquatic insects that have colonized ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers in North America and worldwide ... While learning about the evolution, natural history, and ecology of these insects, readers also discover more than a little about the scientists who study them.-Dust jacket
Experimental field demonstration that two aposematic butterfly color patterns do not confer protection against birds in northern Michigan by Gilbert Waldbauer( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Position of bean leaf beetle eggs in soil near soybeans determined by a refined sampling procedure by Gilbert Waldbauer( )

1 edition published in 1975 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bean leaf beetle phenological relationship with soybean in illinois by Gilbert Waldbauer( )

1 edition published in 1976 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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What good are bugs? : insects in the web of life
Alternative Names
Waldbauer, G. P.

Waldbauer, G. P. (Gilbert P.)

월드바우어, 길버트

ヴァルトバウアー, ギルバート

ワルドバウアー, ギルバート

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Millions of monarchs, bunches of beetles : how bugs find strength in numbersA walk around the pond : insects in and over the waterInsects through the seasonsInsights from insects : what bad bugs can teach usThe birder's bug bookThe handy bug answer bookFireflies, honey, and silk