Sign In | Register
Insectopedia by  Hugh Raffles - Paperback - from TextbookRush and Biblio.com

Note: Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available

Insectopedia

by Raffles, Hugh

Condition: Very Good


Very Good. All orders ship SAME or NEXT business day. Expedited shipments will be received in 1-5 business days within the United States. We proudly ship to APO/FPO addresses. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

A stunningly original exploration of the beautiful, ancient, successful, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different species with which we share this world. For as long as humans have been here, insects have been here. Yet we hardly know them, not even the ones we’re closest to: the insects that eat our food, share our beds, live in our homes. Organizing his book alphabetically, with one entry for each letter, weaving together brief vignettes, meditations, and extended essays, Hugh Raffles uses the prism of history and science, anthropology and travel, economics and popular culture to show how insects have triggered our obsessions, stirred our fears, and beguiled our imaginations. Raffles provides a glimpse into the ritualized world of Chinese cricket fighting, the deceptive courtship rituals of the dance fly, the vital and vicious role locusts play in the famines that afflict the African continent, the queer sexual practices among insects, the obsession of Japan’s entire culture with insects, how insects deformed by Chernobyl inspired art, and how our unease with insects has prompted aberrant behavior of our own. Deftly combining the anecdotal and the scientific, Raffles has given us an essential book of reference that is, as well, a fascination of the highest order. - [Goodreads][1] [1]: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6989298


  • Bookseller: TextbookRush US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 45725173
  • Title: Insectopedia
  • Author: Raffles, Hugh
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 1400096960
  • ISBN 13: 9781400096961
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • This edition first published: 2011-03-22

Categories


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)



$8.40

Or just $7.56 with a Bibliophiles Club Membership

$3.50 shipping to USA

More shipping options >





Collecting Signed Books

Collecting Signed Books

Read through our tips, hints, and information on collecting books signed or inscribed by the author or illustrator.

2017: Uncommonly Good Books Sold This Year

Most Interesting Books Sold in 2017

From some of the expected classics to some modern surprises, we've gathered our observations of the book buying trends in 2017. Enjoy the gallery of some of the most interesting books sold this year!

 


Trustpilot