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Author Raffles, Hugh, 1958-

Title Insectopedia / Hugh Raffles

Publ Info New York : Pantheon Books, [2010]
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Warwick  QL463 .R34 2010    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Denver  QL463 .R34 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QL463 .R34 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  QL463 .R34 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 465 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-438) and index
Contents In the beginning-- -- Air -- Beauty -- Chernobyl -- Death -- Evolution -- Fever/dream -- Generosity (the happy times) -- Heads and how to use them -- The ineffable -- Jews -- Kafka -- Language -- My nightmares -- Nepal -- On January 8, 2008, Abdou Mahamane was driving through Niamey-- -- Il Parco delle Cascine on Ascension Sunday -- The quality of queerness is not strange enough -- The deepest of reveries -- Sex -- Temptation -- The unseen -- Vision -- The sound of global warming -- Ex libris, exempla -- Yearnings -- Zen and the art of Zzz's
Note Deftly combining the anecdotal and the scientific, Raffles offers a stunningly original exploration of the beautiful, ancient, successful, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different insect species with which we share this world
LC subject Insects
Human-animal relationships
ISBN 9780375423864 (hc.) :
0375423869 (hc.)