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Flies in the Face of Fashion, Mites Make Right, and Other BUGdacious Tales

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If you want to get downright buggy, pick up this wonderful collection of insect tales from the "Bug Bowl" guru, Tom Turpin. After you're through, you'll know more about the six-legged kingdom and its occupants than any bookworm that you run across. How does insect suturing work? Which insect did the ancient Egyptians worship as a god? What did Ogden Nash have to say about termites? Which insect produces "Turkey Red" dye? What bug has survived for 300 million years? How does a horse fly manage to fly without its head? Each tale is easily accessible, provides fun and scientific facts, and is self-contained. Juveniles and adults alike will be fascinated with the world of Turpin's bugs. The nicely illustrated collection won't give you ants in your pants, but just might put a flea in your ear.

Synopsis:

Dr. Tom Turpin is the creator of Purdue University's "Bug Bowl," a celebration of insect antics that annually draws more than 12,000 visitors who come to munch on bug stir-fry, to take part in cricket-spitting contests, and to cheer on tractor-pulling creepy crawlers at Roach Hill Downs. He is a professor of entomology at Purdue's College of Agriculture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122767132
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Subject:
General
Author:
Tom Turpin
Author:
Turpin, Tom
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Insects
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Subject:
Nature Studies-Entomology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
collection won't give you ants in your p
Pages:
248

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"Synopsis" by , Dr. Tom Turpin is the creator of Purdue University's "Bug Bowl," a celebration of insect antics that annually draws more than 12,000 visitors who come to munch on bug stir-fry, to take part in cricket-spitting contests, and to cheer on tractor-pulling creepy crawlers at Roach Hill Downs. He is a professor of entomology at Purdue's College of Agriculture.
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