Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects (Hardback)
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Short Description for Wicked Bugs 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, and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs.
- Published: 01 September 2011
- Format: Hardback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781604692945 ISBN 10: 1604692944
- Sales rank: 77,503
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Full description for Wicked Bugs
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 bookwormsA" that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures. 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.