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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 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.


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    Title
    Wicked Bugs
    Subtitle
    The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 375 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781604692945
    ISBN 10: 1604692944
    Classifications

    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000
    BIC subject category V2: WZG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    DC22: 595.7
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11900
    BISAC V2.8: NAT017000
    DC22: 632.7
    Thema V1.0: WNCN, TV
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Timber Press
    Imprint name
    Timber Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Portland, OR
    Author Information
    Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of five books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. Her essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times and many other publications. She lives in Eureka, California, where she and her husband own an antiquarian bookstore.