The Fly Trap

Author: Fredrik Sjöberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846147778

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Fredrik Sjöberg's Swedish bestseller about summer, islands, freedom and boundaries. 'The light, the warmth, the smells, the mist, the birdsong - the moths. Who can sleep? Who wants to?' Fredrik Sjöberg finds happiness in the little things. Millions of them, in fact. This beguiling bestseller is his unique meditation on collecting hoverflies. It is also about living on a remote Swedish island, blissful long summer nights, lost loves, unexpected treasures, art, nature, slowness, and how freedom can come from the things we least expect. 'Full of charm, a book about how to find meaning in life' Melissa Harrison, The Times, Books of the Year 'I often return to The Fly Trap, it remains close to my heart. The minute observations from nature that reveal sudden insights into one's life. Sometimes I almost think that he wrote it for me' Tomas Tranströmer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 'Charming, witty and original' Patrick Barkham, Guardian 'Nature writing that can laugh at itself, a real tonic' Gregory Day, Sydney Morning Herald 'Delightful, at once informative and often humorously digressive . . . a humane man of wide-ranging curiosity, Sjöberg writes with infectious passion' Paul Binding Independent Fredrik Sjöberg collects hoverflies on the island Runmarö, in the archipelago east of Stockholm. He is also a literary critic, translator, cultural columnist and the author of several books including The Art of Flight and The Raisin King, which form a trilogy with The Fly Trap.

The Fly Trap

Author: Fredrik Sjoberg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101872284

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4859

For years, entomologist Fredrik Sjöberg has collected, cataloged, and obsessed over the hoverflies that populate the remote Swedish island he calls home. As confounded by his unusual vocation as anyone, here Sjöberg explores what drives the obsessive curiosity of collectors, along the way finding time to muse on everything from art to lost love, and drawing on sources as disparate as D. H. Lawrence and the fascinating and forgotten naturalist René Edmond Malaise. A mesmerizing memoir, The Fly Trap is one remarkable individual's meditation on the unexpected beauty of small things and an examination of the history of entomology itself. Weaving a fascinating web of associations, histories, and personal memories, Sjöberg revels in the wonders of the natural world and, through indelible images and stories, opens up into it a dazzling, irresistible pathway.

Fly Trap

Author: Piers Anthony

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497657474

Category: Fiction

Page: 91

View: 4437

A thought-provoking tale of female robots and sentient animals by a New York Times–bestselling author. Elasa the robot’s friend Mona exchanges to the colony planet to occupy the body of a woman five months pregnant. Even so, she gets more than she bargained for, as she works with a precognitive lamb.

Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: From Acacia to Zinnia [3 volumes]

Author: Christopher Martin Cumo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847759

Category: Nature

Page: 1236

View: 4686

Readers of this expansive, three-volume encyclopedia will gain scientific, sociological, and demographic insight into the complex relationship between plants and humans across history.

The Great Flytrap Disaster

Author: Chris Mould

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481491229

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9098

A band of tiny swashbucklers battle the summer heat—and a sneaky spider—in this third book in a brand-new chapter book series about pocket-sized pirates! Up on the Pocket Pirates’ shelf, the summer heat is rising. Flies are swarming around Button’s pirate ship. And Mr Dregby, the house spider, has got his six hungry eyes peeled and his eight hairy legs ready for action…but Button is ready for danger!

The Story of the Fly

Author: Jason Drew

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857198688

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 974

The Story of the Fly explores how a humble insect, with its fascinating history and manifold talents, holds the answer to profitably solving some of the most significant environmental challenges we face today. This book offers unique insight into an extraordinary insect that most of us take for granted. It presents real-world examples of how businesses are learning from, working with, and industrialising the fly – from space exploration to waste recycling. Jason Drew has extensively written and spoken about the notion of environmental capitalism. Alongside his team of scientists, engineers, and enthusiastic business minds, Jason has spent over a decade developing the science, technology and resulting businesses explored in this book. What started as a wild idea in a tractor shed on his farm in South Africa has since grown into a multinational world-leading insect technology company with staff in 11 countries. Most recently, AgriProtein was named one of Time magazine's 50 Genius Companies – businesses that are working to reinvent the future. The Story of the Fly is an insightful, easy-to-read book containing a positive message about how environmentalism and business can work together to provide long-term, commercially viable and environmentally beneficial solutions. It aims is to inspire business leaders to act now and harness the power of nature to bring about a more sustainable and profitable future. Let’s get busy repairing the future.


Author: Zina Hutton

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786181568

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3990

Mega-City One, 2102 AD. Psi-Judge Cassandra Anderson’s second year on the streets as a full-Eagle Judge. Two hundred floors up on Wormwood Block, in one of the poorer corners of Mega-City One, a cit turns on her neighbours, biting and raging. Just another futsie, in a city filled with everyday tragedy. Psi-Judge Cassandra Anderson and her new partner take the call. It should be an open-and-shut case, until she tries to read the poor futsie’s mind and finds... nothing. Somewhere in Wormwood is a predator, setting a trap for people like Cass. Hell of a way to finish her second year on the streets…

Inspector Flytrap in The President's Mane Is Missing (Book #2)

Author: Tom Angleberger,Cece Bell

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684520673

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5834

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Welcome to Inspector Flytrap’s Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. Inspector Flytrap, a Venus flytrap, works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat, a goat, on his community’s unsolved cases. There’s no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective. In book two, Inspector Flytrap and Nina the Goat return in a set of mysteries involving the president of the United States and a very large horse statue that mysteriously attracts a threat from outer space. This wacky, illustrated early-chapter-book series combines the masterful humor of Tom Angleberger with the critically acclaimed art of his wife, author-illustrator Cece Bell.

Inspector Flytrap (Book #1)

Author: Tom Angleberger,Cece Bell

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684520657

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9950

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: From husband-and-wife team Tom Angleberger, creator of the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series, and Cece Bell, author/illustrator of the Newbery Honor graphic novel El Deafo, comes the start to a funny and clever illustrated chapter-book series about a mystery-solving Venus flytrap. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, this early-chapter-book series is a must for beginning readers. Inspector Flytrap in the Da Vinci Cold introduces kids to the humorous and wacky world of Inspector Flytrap’s Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. The plant detective works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat on his community’s unsolved cases. There’s no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective. Celebrating the disabled yet enabled, the character of Inspector Flytrap is wheeled everywhere (on a skateboard, of course) by his goat sidekick as this mystery-solving duo works on cases such as “The Big Deal Mystery of the Stinky Cookies” and “The Big Deal Mystery of the Missing Rose.” On his first caper, Inspector Flytrap heads to the Art Museum’s Secret Lab to discover what important message lies in a mysterious glob on a recently discovered Da Vinci flower painting. The ingenious solution: Da Vinci was allergic to flowers, and the glob is, er, evidence of that ancient sneeze. Combining wacky humor and a silly cast of characters with adventure, friendship, and mystery, the powerhouse team of Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell have created a uniquely engaging series that is perfect for newly independent readers and fans of Ricky Ricotta, Captain Underpants, and the Galaxy Zack series. Also included in these books are some graphic novel–style pages that will attract reluctant readers.