The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them


Author: David MacNeal

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250095514

Category: Science

Page: 288

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"Creepy, beautiful, icky and amazing." —Penny Le Couteur, author of Napoleon's Button Insects have been shaping our ecological world and plant life for over 400 million years. In fact, our world is essentially run by bugs—there are 1.4 billion for every human on the planet. In Bugged, journalist David MacNeal takes us on an off-beat scientific journey that weaves together history, travel, and culture in order to define our relationship with these mini-monsters. MacNeal introduces a cast of bug-lovers—from a woman facilitating tarantula sex and an exterminator nursing bedbugs (on his own blood), to a kingpin of the black market insect trade and a “maggotologist”—who obsess over the crucial role insects play in our everyday lives. Just like bugs, this book is global in its scope, diversity, and intrigue. Hands-on with pet beetles in Japan, releasing lab-raised mosquitoes in Brazil, beekeeping on a Greek island, or using urine and antlers as means of ancient pest control, MacNeal’s quest appeals to the squeamish and brave alike. Demonstrating insects’ amazingly complex mechanics, he strings together varied interactions we humans have with them, like extermination, epidemics, and biomimicry. And, when the journey comes to an end, MacNeal examines their commercial role in our world in an effort to help us ultimately cherish (and maybe even eat) bugs.

Bugged-Out Insects


Author: Margaret J. Anderson

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1464502870

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2285

What kind of insect would make its home in a pile of dung? Does a female praying mantis really eat its mate? Do house flies spit on your food? Author Margaret J. Anderson answers all of these questions in BUGGED-OUT INSECTS as she explores the weird behavior, habits, and characteristics of insects. There are millions of different kinds of insects in the world, and many of them do things so bizarre you’ll have to read it to believe it!

Is Your Computer Bugged?


Author: Glenn G. Jacobs

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435797523

Category: Computer networks

Page: 116

View: 6727

This book provides the basic techniques for making personal computers resistant to cyber attack. It can help prevent the devastating personal and financial consequences of cyber criminal activity. While focused on the Windows 7 operating system, the techniques detailed in this book also apply to Apple OS-X and Linux.

What Bugged the Dinosaurs?

Insects, Disease, and Death in the Cretaceous


Author: George Poinar Jr.,Roberta Poinar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400835690

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 6051

Millions of years ago in the Cretaceous period, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex--with its dagger-like teeth for tearing its prey to ribbons--was undoubtedly the fiercest carnivore to roam the Earth. Yet as What Bugged the Dinosaurs? reveals, T. rex was not the only killer. George and Roberta Poinar show how insects--from biting sand flies to disease-causing parasites--dominated life on the planet and played a significant role in the life and death of the dinosaurs. The Poinars bring the age of the dinosaurs marvelously to life. Analyzing exotic insects fossilized in Cretaceous amber at three major deposits in Lebanon, Burma, and Canada, they reconstruct the complex ecology of a hostile prehistoric world inhabited by voracious swarms of insects. The Poinars draw upon tantalizing new evidence from their amazing discoveries of disease-producing vertebrate pathogens in Cretaceous blood-sucking flies, as well as intestinal worms and protozoa found in fossilized dinosaur excrement, to provide a unique view of how insects infected with malaria, leishmania, and other pathogens, together with intestinal parasites, could have devastated dinosaur populations. A scientific adventure story from the authors whose research inspired Jurassic Park, What Bugged the Dinosaurs?? offers compelling evidence of how insects directly and indirectly contributed to the dinosaurs' demise.



Author: Michael Wagner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1876372591

Category: Children's stories

Page: 41

View: 6284

Maxx Rumble's sporting adventures are absolutely incredible -- to say the least! You will hardly believe what goes on during a thrilling, and sometimes bizarre, series of cricket. The commando flies landed on Rexx's shoulders. They almost flew away with him! At the last minute, I pulled him back down to earth. The Kreepy Crawlies are using strange and creepy tricks to win. But they'd better watch out, because Maxx is getting angry.



Author: Michelle Knudsen

Publisher: The Kane Press

ISBN: 1575655993

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4988

Tired of being covered in itchy mosquito bites, Riley uses science to investigate why mosquitoes are more attracted to him than to his friends.



Author: Janet Lorimer,Turtleback Books

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780606347938

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3139

Is My Cell Phone Bugged?

Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Mobile Communications Private


Author: Kevin D. Murray

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468909118

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 4079

Bugged Out!


Author: Laban Carrick Hill

Publisher: Skylark Books

ISBN: 9780553483260

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

View: 7657

The reader's decisions control the course of an adventure involving an ancient mask from the Amazon rain forest that can change people into flies.

Bugged by Bugs


Author: Kiki Thorpe,Claudia Silver,P. Kevin Strader

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780689838156

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6843

Tutter is sidelined by his fear of bugs when a bug follows Ojo into the Big Blue House.