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Insect lives : stories of mystery and romance from a hidden world

Author: Erich Hoyt; Ted Schultz
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthology about insects.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Insect lives.
New York : Wiley, ©1999
(OCoLC)666165714
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Hoyt; Ted Schultz
ISBN: 0471282774 9780471282778
OCLC Number: 40990249
Description: viii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Wonders of Creation : Insects Praised --
So Great the Excitement / Alfred Russel Wallace --
To a Butterfly / William Wordsworth --
The Sacred Beetle / Jean-Henri Fabre --
Enjoying Insects in the Home Garden / Howard Ensign Evans --
The Ways of a Mud Dauber / George D. Shafer --
Ode to the Cricket / William Cowper --
Manna from Heaven / Exodus, The Bible --
Things Clean and Unclean / Leviticus, The Bible --
The Culinary Marvels of Insect Life / Edward Step --
Insect Extravaganza / Jim Mertins --
Why Not Eat Insects? / Vincent M. Holt --
Sugaring for Moths / W.J. Holland --
Bug Off! / Dave Barry --
Part 2. Plagues of Vermin : Insects Reviled --
A Treatise of Buggs / John Southall --
Death-Watch Beetles and the Flypaper Sellers of London / Frank Cowan --
Insecticides / Tim Hunkin --
Bee Bites / Roger B. Swain --
A Pain Scale for Bee, Wasp, and Ant Stings / Christopher K. Starr --
Fancy Footwork / David George Gordon --
Sympathy for the Devil / David Quammen --
Of Maggots and Murderers / May Berenbaum --
Part 3. To Conquer the Earth : Insects Take Over --
Disturbing the Composure of an Entomologist's Mind / Charles Darwin --
Locusts in the Land of Egypt / Exodus, The Bible --
Giant Red Velvet Mites / Irwin M. Newell and Lloyd Tevis, Jr. --
Them! / George Worthing Yates and Ted Sherdeman --
Insects from Mars --
A Republic of Insects and Grass / Jonathan Schell --
Insects Take Over / Gary Larson --
The End / W.J. Holland --
Part 4. A Cast of Millions on a Fantastic Journey : Mass Movement --
Insects at Sea / Charles Darwin --
Army Ants / Thomas Belt --
Caterpillars on the Line / George John Romanes --
Swarms of Flies / Harold Oldroyd --
More Flies at Teatime / Vincent G. Dethier --
Need Nectar, Will Travel / Stephen L. Buchmann and Gary Paul Nabhan --
Part 5. The Superorganism : Social Insects --
The Insect Societies / Edward O. Wilson --
Morpho Eugenia / A.S. Byatt --
The Spirit of the Hive / Maurice Maeterlinck --
The Termite Queen in Her Egg Chamber / Gary Larson --
Hive Mind / Kevin Kelly --
Part 6. Insect Architecture --
Some Accounts of the Termites / Henry Smeathman --
The Hometown of the Army Ants / William Beebe --
The New Zealand Glow-worm / F.W. Edwards --
Guatemalan Web-Spinning Cave-Flies / O.F. Cook --
Caddisfly Houses and Net Traps / Bernd Heinrich --
Bee Cells / Karl von Frisch --
Part 7. Go Forth and Multiply : Mating and Reproduction --
The Hostile Madness of Love / Maurice Maeterlinck --
The Synchronous Flashing of Fireflies / John Buck and Elisabeth Buck --
Sex on the Brain / James E. Lloyd --
The Courtship Gifts of Balloon Flies / Edward L. Kessel --
How to Win Mates and Influence Enemies / John Alcock --
Fatal Attractions / May Berenbaum --
No Sex, Please / Tim Hunkin --
Part 8. Metamorphosis --
Of Eggs, Grubs, Nymphas, and Wings / Aristotle --
The Wondrous Transformation of Caterpillars / Maria Sibylla Merian --
Everyday Miracles / William Kirby and William Spence --
The Mediterranean Worm Lion / William Morton Wheeler --
Mexican Jumping Beans, Real! Live! / Chaparral Novelties, Inc. --
The Double Life / Robert Evans Snodgrass --
Part 9. Symbioses and Mimicry --
Tiny Pollinator; Big Job / Stephen L. Buchmann and Gary Paul Nabhan --
Jerry's Botfly / Adrian Forsyth --
The Ant and the Acacia Tree / Thomas Belt --
To a Louse / Robert Burns --
An Earful of Mites / Asher E. Treat --
Murder by Narcosis / Edward Jacobson --
The Ant-Decapitating Fly / Theodore Pergande --
For the Love of Nature / Thomas Eisner --
Mimics, Aggressive and Otherwise / John Alcock --
Part 10. Lives Under the Microscope : Insect Behaviour --
Little Crumple-Wing / George D. Shafer --
Brute Neighbors / Henry David Thoreau --
Slave-Making in Ants / Charles Darwin --
The Daintiness of Ants / Reverend Henry C. McCook --
The Tenderness of Earwigs / Charles Degeer and George John Romanes --
Letter from Brazil : Termites and Stingless Bees / Fritz Muller and Charles Darwin --
The Social Behavior of Burying Beetles / Lorus J. Milne and Margery Milne --
Insect Consciousness / Donald R. Griffin.
Responsibility: edited by Erich Hoyt and Ted Schultz.
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