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Our Insect Friends and Foes and Spiders

Grosvenor, Gilbert (Editor)

Published by The National Geographic Society, Washington DC, 1935
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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[8], 252, [2] pages. Illustrations (some in color). With Sixty-four pages Reproducing over 500 Insects and Spiders and their Habits in Their Natural Colors. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Minor edge soiling. The contributing authors are: William James Showalter, James I. Hambleton, W. M. Mann, Jennie E. Harris, Henry E. Ewing, and Lee Passmore. William Joseph Showalter was born on July 10, 1878. He was a Teacher, public schools, Virginia, 1896-1898. City editor Harrisonburg Daily News, 1898-1901. Joined Washington (District of Columbia) Bureau New York Journal, 1901. Editorial writer Democratic Congressional Committee, 1902. Washington correspondent Virginia and West Virginia newspapers, 1902-1907. Writer for Haskin Syndicate, 1907-1913. Editor Staunton (Virginia) Daily News and Harrisonburg (Virginia) Daily News Record. 1913-1915; Assistant to editor, assistant editor, staff writer and chief of the division of research, National Geography Magazine, starting in 1914.James I. Hambleton was a Senior Apiculturist with the Department of Agriculture. The Beekeeping Bibliography had its beginning in 1925 when James I. Hambleton, Chief, Division of Bee Culture, Bureau of Entomology, U.S. Department of Agriculture, brought together the books, pamphlets, and periodicals formerly kept in individual offices of the Division. Material from medical, biological, agricultural, and other non-beekeeping periodicals and abstract journals were indexed regularly by the librarian to reflect the changing interests of the scientists employed by the Division of Bee Culture. William M. Mann (1886-1960) was a notable entomologist and the fifth director of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. from 1925 until 1956. In 1921, he travelled on the Mulford Expedition to the Amazon. In 1926, he married Lucile Quarry Mann. The two worked together as a team to improve and promote the zoo, including going on expeditions around the world to collect live specimens for the zoo's collection.Lee Passmore (1874-1958) was an American photographer and field naturalist who worked with scientists and staff at the San Diego Natural History Museum documenting the flora and fauna of southern California. Passmore published photo-essays on natural history subjects in popular magazines from the 1920s to the 1940s, and contributed photographs to several natural history monographsEwing, Henry Ellsworth was born on February 11, 1883. Student Knox College, 1902-1904. Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois, 1906, A.M., 1908. Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell University, 1911. Science teacher Marshall (Illinois) High School, 1908-1909. Assistant in zoology, Iowa State College, 1909-1910. Schuyler fellow Cornell University, 1910-1911. Assistant entomologist Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, 1911-1914. Assistant professor of entomology, Iowa State College, 1914-1916, associate professor, 1916-1919. Specialist bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture, 1919-1923, associate entomologist, 1923-1929, entomologist, 1929-1945, collaborator from 1947.Hashime Murayama (1879-1954) was a Japanese American painter. He was best known for his exquisite paintings of birds, insects, fish, mammals, and other wildlife. His work was featured in The National Geographic Magazine from 1921 to 1941. The National Geographic Society hired Murayama in 1921. As an artist at National Geographic, he paid meticulous attention to his drawings, adding his distinct style to them and making them instantly popular. He painted fish, which were his personal favorite, frogs, spiders, ants, honeybees, wasps, and butterflies. To get sources from which to study, he kept bug specimens in a jar and visited aquariums to look at frogs, trout and salmon. After a career of over twenty years as an artist, Murayama was fired in September 1941 for being an immigrant (and because Japan-United States relations were about to be severed due to the attack on Pearl Harbor) and placed under arrest. Bookseller Inventory # 72703

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Title: Our Insect Friends and Foes and Spiders

Publisher: The National Geographic Society, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Hashime Murayama

Book Condition: Very good

Edition: Presumed First Edition/First Printing.

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