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Wicked Bugs : The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects (Hardcover) (Amy
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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world,Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creaturesthat infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world’s mostpainful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the“bookworms” that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugsdelves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures.With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillatingstories of bugs gone wild. It’s an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections thatexplore bugs with kinky sex lives (“She’s Just Not That Into You”), creatures lurking in the cupboard(“Fear No Weevil”), insects eating your tomatoes (“Gardener’s Dirty Dozen”), and phobiasthat feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs (“Have No Fear”).Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capturediabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder, and intriguethat begins—but doesn’t end—in your own backyard
Chronicles the insects, worms and spiders that have tormented humankind for centures. By the best-selling author of
Wicked Plants .
Number of Pages: 271
Sub-Genre: Insects + Spiders, Agriculture / General, Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Author: Amy Stewart
Street Date: May 3, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-8777
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