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Six-legged soldiers : using insects as weapons of war

Autor: Jeffrey Alan Lockwood
Editorial: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edición/Formato:   Libro impreso : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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The emir of Bukhara used assassin bugs to eat away the flesh of his prisoners. General Ishii Shiro during World War II released hundreds of millions of infected insects across China, ultimately causing more deaths than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. These are just two of many startling examples found in Six-legged Soldiers, a brilliant portrait of the many weirdly creative, truly frightening, and ultimately  Leer más
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Formato físico adicional: Online version:
Lockwood, Jeffrey Alan, 1960-
Six-legged soldiers.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)760940325
Tipo de material: Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento Libro, Recurso internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Jeffrey Alan Lockwood
ISBN: 9780195333053 0195333055 9780199733538 0199733538
Número OCLC: 192109802
Descripción: xx, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenido: pt. 1. Stinging defeats and venomous victories --
Bee bombs and wasp warheads --
Toxic tactics and terrors --
Insects as tools of torture --
pt. 2. Vectors of death --
Horseshoes and hand grenades --
The victories of the vectors --
A most uncivil war --
All's lousy on the Eastern Front --
pt. 3. Bringing fever and famine to a world at war --
A monstrous metamorphosis --
Entomological evil --
Japan's fleas and flies --
Japan's pleas and lies --
Beetle bombs --
Waking the slumbering giants --
pt. 4. Cold-blooded fighters of the cold war --
Korea's hailstorms of hexapods --
A swarm of accusations --
An imaginary menagerie? --
The big itch --
Yankee (and Vietnamese) ingenuity --
Cuban missiles vs. American arthropods --
A tiny terrorist in Castro's crops --
pt. 5. The future of entomological warfare --
Medflies, fruits, and nuts --
Fear on the farm --
Wimpy warmups and real deals --
Six-legged guardian angels --
Insect cyborgs and roboflies --
"Vigilant and ready"?
Responsabilidad: Jeffrey A. Lockwood.
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The book is an excellent read. * Michelle Harvey, Times Higher Education Supplement * Lockwood's approach is fresh. * PD Smith, The Guardian * Compelling. * Simon Schama, Financial Times * Highly Leer más

 
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