Monday, April 18, 2011

Amy Stewart Is In Denver April 20 and 21!!!

Wicked Bugs
In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over 100 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 "bookworms" that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six and eight-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 - Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives ("She's Just Not That Into You"), creatures lurking in the cupboard ("Fear No Weevil"), insects eating your tomatoes ("Gardener's Dirty Dozen") and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs ("Have No Fear").

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.

The book isn't available until May, but you can read an excerpt here. Tattered Cover is accepting pre-orders as well.

Stewart is offering a workshop on April 20 and a slide show on April 21 at the Denver Botanical Gardens.  Click on the dates for more information.  She is also speaking at the Denver Woman's Press Club on the April 21.  Get the details here.

1 comment:

Suzie said...

Oh! Thanks SO much for posting this book! I've got her Wicked Plants, and am going to HAVE to add this one to my library as well!