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Cockroach

Author: Marion W Copeland
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2003.
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the natural history, symbolism and cultural significance of the cockroach, a poorly understood and much-maligned insect.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Copeland, Marion W.
Cockroach.
London : Reaktion Books, 2003
(OCoLC)52620447
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marion W Copeland
ISBN: 9781861894854 1861894856
OCLC Number: 437089655
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: A living fossil --
What's in a name? --
Fellow traveller --
In the mind of man: myth, folklore and the arts --
Tales from the underside --
Robo-roach --
The golden cockroach --
Timeline of the cockroach --
Appendix: La cucaracha.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Marion Copeland.

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The cockroach could not have scuttled along, almost unchanged, for two hundred and fifty million years - some two hundred and forty-nine before man evolved - unless it was doing something right. This  Read more...

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