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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,114 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Stewart Narrator: Coleen Marl Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world’s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures.

With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It’s an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives, creatures lurking in the cupboard, militant ants, and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs.

Wicked Bugs is a fascinating mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins—but doesn’t end—in your own backyard.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erik Cote | 2/11/2014

    " If for no other reason allowed me to let my Assassin(sp) Bugs live and eat merrily. Good read. The book itself; paper, cover, spine,etc.., made it all the more appealing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by andrea gutierrez | 2/10/2014

    " Complete horror and sheer fascination starring certain species from the insect and arachnid families. I was sold instantly with Wicked Plants and was eager to get my hands on this one. It did not disappoint! If you like strange curiosities, historical accounts and interesting (and sometimes mind blowing!) facts from the natural world, I truly recommend this fantastical and bizarre read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Elena | 2/8/2014

    " OK, I can't say I read the WHOLE thing, but it's not that kind of a book. It's more of a strange, horrifying factoid reference book on all kinds of bugs...many that I'll never encounter. But it is interesting. She should make a bunch of 1/2 hour kids' shows about each of her bugs. I bet the kids would get a kick out of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Craig | 2/6/2014

    " Easy, educational, fun, and phobia inducing. "

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About the Author
Author Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. She is the cofounder of the popular blog Garden Rant and is a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books.