Intrigue that begins - but doesn't end - in your own back garden.
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, millipedes that stop traffic, bookworms that devour libraries and the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures.
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Stewart concentrates on the dark side of the insect world, reflecting on the painful effect of small bugs throughout history.
A darkly comical look into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures. Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder and intrigue that begins but doesn't end in your own backyard.