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Wicked Bugs The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart
  

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

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Synopsis

Wicked Bugs The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart

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 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.

About the Author

Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the award winning author of six books, including the bestsellers The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own a bookstore called Eureka Books.

Author photo © Terrence McNally

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2011

Author

Amy Stewart

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Author's Website

www.amystewart.com/

Publisher

Timber Press

Format

Hardback
288 pages

Categories

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ISBN

9781604692945

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