No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | January 5, 2015

    Tim Johnston: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Songs for Not Sleeping by Tim Johnston



    I once told a medical-profession-type lady that I didn't sleep well, that I awoke all through the night and was awake for hours. "What do you do... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Descent

      Tim Johnston 9781616203047

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Children's Nonfiction- Insects and Bugs
1 Burnside Children's Animals- Insects
16 Local Warehouse Children's Nonfiction- World History
25 Remote Warehouse Children's Nonfiction- Wild Animals

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Bugged: How Insects Changed History

by

Bugged: How Insects Changed History Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

There are about ten quintillion insects in the world—and some of them have affected human history in tremendous ways! For as long as humans have been on earth, weve co-existed with insects . . . for better or for worse. Once you begin to look at world history through fly-specked glasses, you begin to see the mark of these minute life forms at every turn. Beneficial bugs have built empires. Bad bugs have toppled them. Bugged is not your everyday history book. From the author and illustrator team behind kid-favorite Poop Happened! A History of the World from the Bottom Up, this combination of world history, social history, natural science, epidemiology, public health, conservation, and microbiology is told with fun and informative graphics and in an irreverent voice, making this one fun-to-read book.

Review:

"The author of Poop Happened! takes another sidewise glance at history, this time via insects. Readers will get their share of gross-out moments as Albee pays attention to insect-borne diseases throughout time, such as malaria and the Black Death. Insights into the ways bugs live harmoniously with and even help humans — for example, maggots cleaning the dead tissue cells of solders' wounds during WWI — provide intriguing contrast. Leighton's cartoons of humans and bugs amp up the humor and temper some of the more serious topics; they're joined by historical photos and illustrations. The breadth of information Albee covers speaks to the way that tugging on a tiny thread of history can yield a vast, multifaceted narrative. Ages 8 — 12. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A funny, insightful companion to Poop Happened exploring the clash between the human and insect world—to sometimes disastrous results.

About the Author

SARAH ALBEE is the author of Poop Happened! A History of the World from the Bottom Up and dozens of books for young readers, three of which have been New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, three kids and dog. She blogs about offbeat history topics at sarahalbeebooks.com/blog.

ROBERT LEIGHTON is the illustrator of Poop Happened! A History of the World from the Bottom Up and What's Going on Down There?, as well as a puzzle-writer and New Yorker cartoonist. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802734228
Author:
Albee, Sarah
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Author:
Leighton, Robert
Subject:
Science & Technology - Earth Sciences
Subject:
Science & Nature/General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)
Subject:
Childrens Science
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.03937 x 8.07087 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

Other books you might like

  1. The Night Circus
    Used Trade Paper $7.50
  2. Wolf Children: AME & Yuki New Hardcover $26.00

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » General
Children's » Animals » Insects
Children's » History » World History
Children's » Nonfiction » Animals
Children's » Nonfiction » Insects and Bugs
Children's » Nonfiction » Science and Nature » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Wild Animals
Children's » Nonfiction » World History » General
Children's » Science and Nature » General
Children's » Science and Nature » Geology and Meteorology

Bugged: How Insects Changed History New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.99 In Stock
Product details 176 pages Walker & Company - English 9780802734228 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The author of Poop Happened! takes another sidewise glance at history, this time via insects. Readers will get their share of gross-out moments as Albee pays attention to insect-borne diseases throughout time, such as malaria and the Black Death. Insights into the ways bugs live harmoniously with and even help humans — for example, maggots cleaning the dead tissue cells of solders' wounds during WWI — provide intriguing contrast. Leighton's cartoons of humans and bugs amp up the humor and temper some of the more serious topics; they're joined by historical photos and illustrations. The breadth of information Albee covers speaks to the way that tugging on a tiny thread of history can yield a vast, multifaceted narrative. Ages 8 — 12. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
A funny, insightful companion to Poop Happened exploring the clash between the human and insect world—to sometimes disastrous results.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.