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Compleat Cockroach: A Comprehensive Guide to the Most Despised (and Least Understood) Creature on Earth
     

Compleat Cockroach: A Comprehensive Guide to the Most Despised (and Least Understood) Creature on Earth

by David Gordon, David G. Gordon
 
An exhaustive and irreverent look at our scuttling friends from a popular environmental writer, this book showcases "cockroachabilia" from throughout history to the Raid Entomology Research Lab in Michigan, where technicians breed 80,000 roaches a week. Lavishly illustrated and filled with bite-sized tidbits, this book is a fitting tribute to one of nature's most

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An exhaustive and irreverent look at our scuttling friends from a popular environmental writer, this book showcases "cockroachabilia" from throughout history to the Raid Entomology Research Lab in Michigan, where technicians breed 80,000 roaches a week. Lavishly illustrated and filled with bite-sized tidbits, this book is a fitting tribute to one of nature's most enduring triumphs.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Salted cockroaches are said to have an agreeable flavour, which is apparent in certain popular sauces." Well, maybe not that popular. This quote from an 1886 book on The Structure and Life History of the Cockroach is part of The Compleat Cockroach, David George Gordon's look at the biology, behavior, sociology and culture (Kafka, Don Marquis, Donald Harrington, Daniel Evan Weiss) of blattids. And for those less interested in the lives of cockroaches, there's also an extensive section on exterminating them.

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ISBN-13:
9780898158533
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.52(d)

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