Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects

Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects

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By (author) Amy Stewart, Narrator Coleen Marlo

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 193mm x 15mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 25 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1452652600
  • ISBN 13: 9781452652603
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,774,837

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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--creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, "Wicked Bugs" delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It's an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives, creatures lurking in the cupboard, militant ants, and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs. "Wicked Bugs" is a fascinating mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins--but doesn't end--in your own backyard.

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Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of several books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including "From the Ground Up," "The Earth Moved," "Flower Confidential," "Wicked Plants," and "Wicked Bugs." Coleen Marlo is an accomplished actor and multi-award-winning audiobook voice artist and producer. In 2010 she was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year by "Publishers Weekly," and she won the Audie Award for Literary Fiction in 2011. She has won numerous "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Awards and is an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner.

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"Coleen Marlo's narration is very clear and well paced." ---Library Journal Starred Audio Review