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Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles

Label
Insectopedia
Title
Insectopedia
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Raffles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
An alphabetical tour of the world of insects features short vignettes, meditations, and extended essays from a range of disciplines, covering such topics as Chinese cricket fighting and the use of Chernobyl-deformed insects in art
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2010
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355046
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Raffles, Hugh
Dewey number
595.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Insects
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography 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
Control code
ocn422760341
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 465 p.
Isbn
9780375423864
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009024302
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)422760341
Label
Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles
Publication
Bibliography 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
Control code
ocn422760341
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 465 p.
Isbn
9780375423864
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009024302
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)422760341

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