Wicked Bugs

Wicked Bugs

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

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781616200633
1616200634
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill
Additional Contributors: Morrow-Cribbs, Briony

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Vivica
Mar 13, 2015

Brace yourself for the yuck-factor...it is a real page turner and a stomach turner too!!

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VRMurphy
Feb 14, 2015

Fun, scary AND educational - does it get any better?!? For myself, I'd have liked some photos or some more of the lovely illustrations, but that's just being greedy. The author hits a perfect note, with just the right amount of humour to offset the undeniable ick factor.

seki Jul 06, 2013

People do not like bugs. And there is good reason. They are an annoyance and disrupt our daily life. The stories about these bugs highlight this fear. Each bug featured in the book has a story behind it. How they have created havoc throughout history. Some of these stories are a dozy. It could make you not go outside, unless you attract filthy flies.....

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KarenW
May 30, 2012

This is a book that will have you itching to peel back t he cocoon of facts to find just how dangerous some of our creepy friends really are. And the stories to relate the facts are highly readable.

Mocha6ft3 Mar 20, 2012

While looking for information about the "Wandering Spider" on the computer this book was part of the search. This book covers a large variety of bugs. The information about the sheer numbers of insects,bugs, and arachnids is mindblowing. Just knowing that historical figures such as Napolean was greatly affected by these bugs is well worth the read. The drawings were cool, but i wish they were actual pictures. It's a very good book. I give it 4 stars.

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BlueMoonGirl
Aug 06, 2011

Great writing! I was really creeped out by the stories used to emphasis some of the parasites/ insects. The drawings were just realistic enough to bother me enough that I found I couldn't touch the pages with spiders on them... Fascinating read.

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cori_s
Jul 26, 2011

Interesting, but not for the weak of heart. Lots of gross parasite descriptions! Much better and more in-depth than her first book in this style: Wicked Plants.

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Nobody loves a maggot.

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Nobody loves a maggot.

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