Wicked bugs : The Louse that Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects. / Amy Stewart.
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- ISBN: 9781616200633 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
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...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Algonquin Books, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 94768 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7296 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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