THE CURIOUS WORLD OF BUGS
The Bugman’s Guide to the Mysterious and Remarkable Lives of Things That Crawl
by Daniel Marlos
2010, 224 pages, black & white Illustrations. The Curious World of Bugs is a miscellany of illuminating facts, curiosities, helpful hints, and remarkable science about the insects and spiders that share our world. It is a compendium that celebrates bugs for what they truly are: strange, mysterious, cute, beautiful, and occasionally disturbing. Its written in the spirit of the popular website ″Whats That Bug?″. According to the author, the book is a Farmers Almanac-style book that contains short stories, tidbits and facts. The illustrations are wonderful vintage line-drawings of insects which elevate it into an artistic celebration of the science of insects. This enjoyable book provides a window into the magical world of bugs that bite, infest, fascinate, repulse, and inform us all. Hardcover with dust jacket; 5-1/4 x 8-1/4″.
About the Author – Daniel Marlos is an instructor of photography in the Media Arts Department at Los Angeles Community College. He has been leading a double life as the world-famous Bugman for more than a decade. His charming wit and boundless enthusiasm for learning is the glue that holds together his popular website ″Whats That Bug?″ (www.whatsthatbug.com).
The ″Whats That Bug?″ website has been an Internet sensation since its introduction in 2002. Through the years it has promoted an appreciation of the natural world around us, especially a tolerance of insects and their relatives. A network of faithful readers offers suggestions for unidentified and mystery specimens with links to other websites containing evidence of identification verification. The site is also a valuable resource discussing the mating habits of insects, the intricacies of the food chain, and other topics.
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