Wicked Bugs - The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects-logo

Wicked Bugs - The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects

Amy Stewart

In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes-creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It's an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives, creatures lurking in the cupboard, militant ants, and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs. Wicked Bugs is a fascinating mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins-but doesn't end-in your own backyard.

In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes-creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It's an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives, creatures lurking in the cupboard, militant ants, and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs. Wicked Bugs is a fascinating mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins-but doesn't end-in your own backyard.
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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes-creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It's an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives, creatures lurking in the cupboard, militant ants, and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs. Wicked Bugs is a fascinating mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins-but doesn't end-in your own backyard.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Coleen Marlo

Length:

5h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:35

Introduction
Introduction

07:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:09