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Insectopedia /

by Raffles, Hugh.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2011Edition: 1st Vintage books ed.Description: x, 465 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781400096961; 1400096960.Subject(s): Insects | Human-animal relationships | Human-animal relationships | Insects
Contents:
In the beginning-- -- Air -- Beauty -- Chernobyl -- Death -- Evolution -- Fever/dream -- Generosity (the happy times) -- Heads and how to use them -- The ineffable -- Jews -- Kafka -- Language -- My nightmares -- Nepal -- On January 8, 2008, Abdou Mahamane was driving through Niamey-- -- Il Parco delle Cascine on Ascension Sunday -- The quality of queerness is not strange enough -- The deepest of reveries -- Sex -- Temptation -- The unseen -- Vision -- The sound of global warming -- Ex libris, exempla -- Yearnings -- Zen and the art of Zzz's.
Summary: Deftly combining the anecdotal and the scientific, Raffles offers a stunningly original exploration of the beautiful, ancient, successful, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different insect species with which we share this world.
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Originally published as hbk. with some col. ill: New York : Pantheon Books, �2010.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-438).

Includes bibliographical references and index.

In the beginning-- -- Air -- Beauty -- Chernobyl -- Death -- Evolution -- Fever/dream -- Generosity (the happy times) -- Heads and how to use them -- The ineffable -- Jews -- Kafka -- Language -- My nightmares -- Nepal -- On January 8, 2008, Abdou Mahamane was driving through Niamey-- -- Il Parco delle Cascine on Ascension Sunday -- The quality of queerness is not strange enough -- The deepest of reveries -- Sex -- Temptation -- The unseen -- Vision -- The sound of global warming -- Ex libris, exempla -- Yearnings -- Zen and the art of Zzz's.

Deftly combining the anecdotal and the scientific, Raffles offers a stunningly original exploration of the beautiful, ancient, successful, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different insect species with which we share this world.

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Insectopedia by Raffles, Hugh, ©2010

Pantheon Books, (New York :) 1 online resource (x, 465 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps. 54

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