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Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects [Audiobook, CD, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

Amy Stewart , Coleen Marlo
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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23 May 2011
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. 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 back garden.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc; Unabridged edition (23 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452602603
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452602608
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 14 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

More About the Author

Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of five books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. Her essays and commentaries have appeared on NPR, in the New York Times, and in Fine Gardening and other magazines. Stewart is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the American Horticultural Society's 2010 Book Award. She lives in Eureka, CA, where she and her husband own an antiquarian bookstore. Find her online at www.amystewart.com and at GardenRant.com.

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About the Author

Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of five books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. Her essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times and many other publications. She lives in Eureka, California, where she and her husband own an antiquarian bookstore. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
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Good little book
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3.0 out of 5 stars A fun and informative book 6 Mar 2014
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Interesting and readable, both as a 'dip-in' volume or to curl up with to learn and have fun. Some descriptions made me want to scratch!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 3 Jun 2013
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Bought it for my husband, it's fascinating and you can just pick it up and find something amazing. Also great bath book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book. 18 May 2013
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It might seem contradictory to say that a book about horrid insects is lovely, but the books from this author are not only informative, interesting and often funny but the books ARE lovely. Nice size, nice paper, well illustrated. Perhaps you have to be a book lover to fully appreciate just what gems these are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really interesting read 26 Jan 2013
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A great book. Very interesting and informative. Bought this for my dad for Christmas and he loves it. He is going to lend it to me when he has finished reading it.
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