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Insect Lives. Stories of Mystery and Romance from a Hidden World

  • ID: 2243553
  • Book
  • October 1999
  • Region: Global
  • 360 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A Wonderful Journey into the Insect World through Literature, Science, Art, and Popular Culture Aristotle on metamorphosis

  • Alfred Russel Wallace on the rare butterflies of the Malay Archipelago
  • Jean–Henri Fabre on the art of the dung beetle
  • Dave Barry on naming the U.S. Official National Insect
  • Charles Darwin on seagoing insects
  • William Beebe on an army ant invasion
  • Kevin Kelly on bee?and human?swarming
  • Jonathan Schell on postnuclear insect survival
  • Gary Larson on when insects take over
  • May Berenbaum on maggots and murderers
  • Henry David Thoreau on race wars among the ants
  • Thomas Eisner on stealth bugs
  • David George Gordon on appreciating the lowly cockroach
  • Maurice Maeterlinck on the queen–bee?s wedding
  • Edward O. Wilson on insect societies

?plus many other essays, illustrations, cartoons, screenplays, poems, recipes, tales, and observations on insect life.

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Wonders of Creation: Insects Praised.

Plagues of Vermin: Insects Reviled.

To Conquer the Earth: Insects Take Over.

A Cast of Millions on a Fantastic Journey: Mass Movement.

The Superorganism: Social Insects.

Insect Architecture.

Go Forth and Multiply: Mating and Reproduction.


Symbioses and Mimicry.

Lives under the Microscope: Insect Behavior.


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Erich Hoyt
Ted Schultz
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