By Amy Stewart
Wicked Bugs - The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects
From the world’s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the “bookworms” that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six and eight-legged creatures. Lavishly illustrated with more frightfully fascinating etchings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs.
“This book covers many of the gross, frightening, disgusting, and awful things that bugs can do to you. And it’s COOL ... Bugs become less gross, and a lot more interesting, when put into the context of how they have changed human history.”—Scientific American blog