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The earwig's tail : a modern bestiary of multi-legged legends

Author: M Berenbaum
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alphabetically arranged entries profile modern mythical insects, revealing the scientific truths that form the basis of the outlandish tales about the insects.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Berenbaum
ISBN: 9780674035409 0674035402
OCLC Number: 316037943
Description: xii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The beasts --
The Aerodynamically Unsound Bumble Bee --
The Brain-Boring Earwig --
The California Tongue Cockroach --
The Domesticated Crab Louse --
The Extinction-Prevention Bee --
The Filter-Lens Fly --
The Genetically Modified Frankenbug --
The Headless Cockroach --
The Iraqi Camel Spider --
The Jumping Face Bug --
The Kissing Bug --
The "Locust" --
The Mate-Eating Mantis --
The Nuclear Cockroach --
The Olympian Flea --
The Prognosticating Woollyworm --
The Queen Bee --
The Right-Handed Ant --
The Sex-Enhancing Spanishfly --
The Toilet Spider --
The Unslakable Mosquito --
The Venomous Daddylonglegs --
The Wing-Flapping Chaos Butterfly --
The X-ray-Induced Giant Insect --
The Yogurt Beetle --
The Zapper Bug.
Responsibility: May R. Berenbaum.

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Throughout the Middle Ages, enormously popular bestiaries presented people with descriptions of rare and unusual animals, typically paired with a moral or religious lesson. This compendium of tales  Read more...

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Throughout The Earwig's Tail, Berenbaum squashes urban myths about bugs, explaining along the way why you should not wear your dog's flea and tick collar even if you have fleas, as she once did. For Read more...

 
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