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    DescriptionIn 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 bookworms that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-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 ( She s Just Not That Into You ), creatures lurking in the cupboard ( Fear No Weevil ), insects eating your tomatoes ( Gardener s Dirty Dozen ), and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs ( Have No Fear ). Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins but doesn t end in your own backyard "


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    Title
    Wicked Bugs
    Subtitle
    The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781565129603
    ISBN 10: 1565129601
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000
    BIC subject category V2: TV
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WNCN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    Ingram Subject Code: AN
    Libri: I-AN
    BISAC V2.8: NAT017000
    DC21: 632.7
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 632/.7
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A63655000
    DC22: 632.7
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: SB931 .S83 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WNCN, TV
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
    Imprint name
    ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
    Publication date
    03 May 2011
    Review quote
    "[Stewart] wrote this book to scare the bugs out of you...Stewart is not an entomologist, but she is a consummate storyteller with a curious mind." - "The Oregonian "