Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World by Marlene Zuk

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Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World

'Sex on Six Legs "waxes exuberant [on insects] over nine consistently delightful chapters . . . [Zuk is] wry, mischievous and conversational. The book can be unsettling at times, but it persistently aroused in this reviewer a wriggling, six-legs-up delight."—New York Times Book Review"Smart, engaging . . . Zuk approaches her subject with such humor and enthusiasm for the intricacies of insect life, even bug-phobes will relish her account."- Publishers Weekly, starred" . . . one of the most readable books about insect behavior . . . Zuk has the uncanny ability to take what most of us consider just plain creepy and turn it into the fascinating and the revelatory."—Booklist"A global sampling of the clever lives and loves of our six-legged friends. Zuk's chapters, particularly on social insects, are rich in examples . . . Plenty of intriguing questions to ponder as Zuk informs adults in a droll style that may also turn on younger readers. After all, entomology is still a field that can begin, as it did for her, with venturing into the yard to collect stuff in a glass jar."—Kirkus Reviews"Incest, democracy, tyranny, sexual cannibalism: insects have them all, and more. In Sex on Six Legs, Marlene Zuk gives insects, the animal kingdom's unseen majority, their full, marvelous due."-Carl Zimmer, author of The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution and A Planet of Viruses'
'Sex on Six Legs "waxes exuberant [on insects] over nine consistently delightful chapters . . . [Zuk is] wry, mischievous and conversational. The book can be unsettling at times, but it persistently aroused in this reviewer a wriggling, six-legs-up delight."—New York Times Book Review"Smart, engaging . . . Zuk approaches her subject with such humor and enthusiasm for the intricacies of insect life, even bug-phobes will relish her account."- Publishers Weekly, starred" . . . one of the most readable books about insect behavior . . . Zuk has the uncanny ability to take what most of us consider just plain creepy and turn it into the fascinating and the revelatory."—Booklist"A global sampling of the clever lives and loves of our six-legged friends. Zuk's chapters, particularly on social insects, are rich in examples . . . Plenty of intriguing questions to ponder as Zuk informs adults in a droll style that may also turn on younger readers. After all, entomology is still a field that can begin, as it did for her, with venturing into the yard to collect stuff in a glass jar."—Kirkus Reviews"Incest, democracy, tyranny, sexual cannibalism: insects have them all, and more. In Sex on Six Legs, Marlene Zuk gives insects, the animal kingdom's unseen majority, their full, marvelous due."-Carl Zimmer, author of The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution and A Planet of Viruses'
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN: 9780547549170 Pages: 272