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Wasp
ISBN: PB: 9781789141610, Reaktion Books, August 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Fear and fascination set wasps apart from other insects. Despite their iconic form and distinctive colours, they are surrounded by myth and misunderstanding. Often portrayed in cartoon-like stereotypes bordering on sad parody, wasps have an unwelcome...
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Bee New Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781789140484, Reaktion Books, March 2019
224 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 117 illus.
Claire Preston's "Bee" is a history of our long, complex relationship with this industrious, much-admired insect. The book moves from ancient political descriptions to Renaissance debates about monarchy, to the conversion of the virtuous, civil bee i...
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Bedbug
ISBN: PB: 9781780239736, Reaktion Books, July 2018
192 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 89 illus., 59 in colour
Few animals elicit such a profoundly honest response of horror, fear and fright as the bedbug. Uninvited, bedbugs invade your privacy; they enter your bed, leave their marks and take away your bodily fluid – blood. From fossils to ancient Greek theat...
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Beetle
ISBN: PB: 9781780234885, Reaktion Books, June 2016
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm
From ancient Egyptian deities to German automobiles, beetles have left an indelible mark on human cultures around the world. Comprising more than 350,000 species, beetles are among the most prolific animals on Earth, even if we rarely give them a sec...
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Scorpion
ISBN: PB: 9781780235929, Reaktion Books, June 2016
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 70 in colour
From the dawn of civilization, scorpions have captured the human imagination. Yet the scorpion is a misunderstood animal with a bad reputation that overshadows its many exceptional qualities. Older than dinosaurs, these small arthropods have survived...
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Moth
ISBN: PB: 9781780235851, Reaktion Books, May 2016
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 70 in colour
Unlike their gaudy day-?ying cousins, moths seem to reside in the shadows as denizens of the night, circling around street lights or caught momentarily in the glare of car headlights on a country lane. There are, however, many more species of day-?yi...
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Mosquito
ISBN: PB: 9781861899231, Reaktion Books, August 2012
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Lots of insects suck blood, but one species above all others has a reputation, out of all proportion to its size: the mosquito. Due to the diseases they carry and inject, mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other animal. The mos...
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Spider
ISBN: PB: 9781861897756, Reaktion Books, September 2010
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 63 black&white illus., 65 colour illus.
The spider has a rich symbolic presence in the human imagination. Seen as representing death, due to its poisoned fangs and pitiless, predatory nature, the spider can also represent both creativity and creation: it weaves an intricate web and females...
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Fly
ISBN: PB: 9781861892942, Reaktion Books, October 2006
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 51 black&white illus., 75 colour illus.
Few creatures live in such close and intimate contact with human beings as flies. As "the constant, immemorial witnesses to the human comedy", flies accompany human beings wherever they go, even beyond (or at least into) the grave. Almost one tenth o...
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Bee
ISBN: PB: 9781861892560, Reaktion Books, September 2005
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 84 black&white illus., 33 colour illus.
The bee is not a domestic animal, yet our relationship with this creature is one of the longest-standing between humanity and any other species. Since the earliest times the unique manufacturing and architectural abilities of the bee and its remarkab...
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