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A New York Times Notable Book A stunningly original exploration of the ties that bind us to the beautiful, ancient, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different species with whom we share the world. For as long as humans have existed, insects have been our constant companions. Yet we hardly know them, not even the ones wea€™re closest to: those that eat our food, share our beds, and live in our homes. Organizing his book alphabetically, Hugh Raffles weaves together brief vignettes, meditations, and extended essays, taking the reader on a mesmerizing exploration of history and science, anthropology and travel, economics, philosophy, and popular culture. Insectopedia shows us how insects have triggered our obsessions, stirred our passions, and beguiled our imaginations. From the Trade Paperback edition.Theya#39;re delicious fried with salt or ground up to make a sauce for millet. ... Because therea#39;s nothing else we can do to make money at this time. Because ita#39;s something, and doing something is better than sitting at home doing nothing.

Author:Hugh Raffles
Publisher:Vintage - 2010-07-02


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