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

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

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Insect Lives: Stories of Mystery and Romance from a Hidden World by Erich Hoyt

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471282778
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/18/1999
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 838,397
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

ERICH HOYT has written for National Geographic and the New York Times. He is the author of ten books, including The Earth Dwellers: Adventures in the Land of Ants. TED SCHULTZ, Ph.D., is an entomologist at the Smithsonian Institution and a former editor of Whole Earth Review.

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