Wicked Bugs

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

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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
  • 55,842

Review quote

"There is a ton of well-researched, fascinating information with terrific and terrifying stories from history ... As Stewart writes, 'we are seriously outnumbered.' It's best we know our enemies."--Smithsonian.com -- "NPR's Weekend Edition"
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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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4,325 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (1,620)
3 33% (1,420)
2 6% (256)
1 1% (59)
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