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Eleanor Spicer Rice

Eleanor Spicer Rice, PhD, is an entomologist and the author of seven books, including Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common AntsDr. Eleanor's Book of Common Spiders, and Ants: Workers of the World. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, sons, dogs, hermit crabs, an assortment of spiders and insects, and a small but valiant flock of homing pigeons.

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Unseen Jungle: The Microbes That Secretly Control Our World (Your Hidden Life) By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Rob Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Rob Wilson (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536226461
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Published: MIT Kids Press - May 2nd, 2023

This lively peek into the amazing world of microbes, replete with a kid-pleasing “ick” factor, is chock-full of facts, humor, and fun illustrations.


Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Ants By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Alex Wild, Rob Dunn Cover Image
$22.50
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ISBN: 9780226445816
Published: University of Chicago Press - August 3rd, 2017

Did you know that for every human on earth, there are about one million ants? They are among the longest-lived insects—with some ant queens passing the thirty-year mark—as well as some of the strongest. Fans of both the city and countryside alike, ants decompose dead wood, turn over soil (in some places more than earthworms), and even help plant forests by distributing seeds.


Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Spiders By Christopher M. Buddle, Eleanor Spicer Rice Cover Image
$25.00
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ISBN: 9780226332253
Published: University of Chicago Press - February 6th, 2018

Spiders have a problem, and it’s us. Despite their magnificent talents for crafting webs, capturing mosquitoes, and camouflage, for millennia arachnophobia has hampered our ability to appreciate these eight-legged and -eyed marvels.

No longer! In this witty, accessible, and beautifully illustrated guide, Christopher M.


Your Pets Secret Lives: The Truth Behind Your Pets' Wildest Behaviors (Your Hidden Life) By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Rob Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Rob Wilson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536226478
Availability: On our shelves
Published: MIT Kids Press - May 28th, 2024

From poop-eating pups to supersmooth spy snakes, get a glimpse of our pets’ amazing secret lives with this funny and fact-filled exposé!


Ants: Workers of the World By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Eduard Florin Niga (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Eduard Florin Niga (By (photographer))
$40.00
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ISBN: 9781419748493
Published: Abrams Books - May 18th, 2021

Nature’s most successful insects captured in remarkable macrophotography

In Ants, photographer Eduard Florin Niga brings us incredibly close to the most numerous animals on Earth, whose ability to organize colonies, communicate among themselves, and solve complex problems has made them an object of endless fascination.


Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Ants of New York City By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Alex Wild, Rob Dunn Cover Image
$22.50
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ISBN: 9780226351674
Published: University of Chicago Press - August 3rd, 2017

Did you know that for every human on earth, there are about one million ants? They are among the longest-lived insects—with some ant queens passing the thirty-year mark—as well as some of the strongest. Fans of both the city and countryside alike, ants decompose dead wood, turn over soil (in some places more than earthworms), and even help plant forests by distributing seeds.


Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Ants of California By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Alex Wild, Rob Dunn Cover Image
$22.50
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ISBN: 9780226351537
Published: University of Chicago Press - August 3rd, 2017

Did you know that for every human on earth, there are about one million ants? They are among the longest-lived insects—with some ant queens passing the thirty-year mark—as well as some of the strongest. Fans of both the city and countryside alike, ants decompose dead wood, turn over soil (in some places more than earthworms), and even help plant forests by distributing seeds.


Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Ants of Chicago By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Alex Wild, Rob Dunn Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780226266800
Published: University of Chicago Press - August 3rd, 2017

Did you know that for every human on earth, there are about one million ants? They are among the longest-lived insects—with some ant queens passing the thirty-year mark—as well as some of the strongest. Fans of both the city and countryside alike, ants decompose dead wood, turn over soil (in some places more than earthworms), and even help plant forests by distributing seeds.


Unseen Jungle: The Microbes That Secretly Control Our World (Your Hidden Life) By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Rob Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eleanor Spicer Rice, Rob Wilson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536232868
Availability: On our shelves
Published: MIT Kids Press - October 31st, 2023

This lively peek into the amazing world of microbes, replete with a kid-pleasing “ick” factor, is chock-full of facts, humor, and fun illustrations.


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