Ninety-nine Gnats, Nits, and Nibblers

Ninety-nine Gnats, Nits, and Nibblers

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It's an arthropods' world. We just live in it. In this classic of natural history, National Medal of Science-winning entomologist May R. Berenbaum weaves a web of spellbinding portraits that acquaints readers with the multitudes sharing our world and, alas, our kitchen. Go small or go home as Berenbaum reveals: A* Why the "Jesus bug" can walk on water A* How the katydid's nighttime noise inspired romantic poetry A* The trapping prowess of the hungry antlion A* That disgusting thing chiggers do to eat your skin A witty guide that's as accessible as the container of flour you should have closed more tightly, Ninety-nine Gnats, Nits, and Nibblers adds a new Berenbaum preface to the fascinating story of our million closest more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile of the First with Ne ed.
  • 112 line drawings
  • 0252081528
  • 9780252081521

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The wit and humor that characterize Berenbaum's work detract not one whit from the clarity and scientific accuracy of the vignettes. A book to delight readers of all ages.--Walter S. Sheppard, Washington State University "Here is a new and different kind of armchair guide to the lives of some of the more common insects that people may encounter and some that they won't. In an easy-to-read style it opens a window on a part of the invertebrate world about which most of us know little, but should know more."--Bayard Webster Informative, interesting, humorous, and sparkling--this is the book to read if you want to learn about the world's most interesting animals (and, if you hate insects, it's the book that will change your mind.--Thomas Eisner, author of Secret Weapons: Defenses of Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, and Other Many-Legged Creaturesshow more

About Dr. May R. Berenbaum

May R. Berenbaum is Swanlund Professor of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A winner of the National Medal of Science in 2014, Berenbaum is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Her books include Ninety-Nine More Maggots, Mites, and Munchers and Honey, I'm Homemade: Sweet Treats from the Beehive across the Centuries and around the World .show more

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