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

3.74 (4,382 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

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 '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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 145 x 186 x 25mm | 362.87g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Illustrated throughout
  • 1565129601
  • 9781565129603
  • 59,366

Review quote

"[Wicked Bugs] is not a comprehensive field guide but a smorgasbord of facts--ranging from horrible, painful or otherwise discomfiting--about bugs... Stewart's prose is simple and to the point. She lets the little horrors she describes work in the reader's imagination without any hyperbolic help from her. Guaranteed to cause sympathy itching and other discomfort."--Kirkus Reviews
-- "Washington Post"
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About Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. She is the cofounder of the popular blog Garden Rant and is a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books.

Briony Morrow-Cribbs studied studied art at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, and currently lives in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she owns and operates Twin Vixen Press.
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Rating details

4,382 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
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2 6% (258)
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