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A Wonderful Journey into the Insect World through Literature,Science, Art, and Popular Culture Aristotle on metamorphosis

* Alfred Russel Wallace on the rare butterflies of the MalayArchipelago

* Jean-Henri Fabre on the art of the dung beetle

* Dave Barry on naming the U.S. Official National Insect

* Charles Darwin on seagoing insects

* William Beebe on an army ant invasion

* Kevin Kelly on bee and human swarming

* Jonathan Schell on postnuclear insect survival

* Gary Larson on when insects take over

* May Berenbaum on maggots and murderers

* Henry David Thoreau on race wars among the ants

* Thomas Eisner on stealth bugs

* David George Gordon on appreciating the lowly cockroach

* Maurice Maeterlinck on the queen-bee s wedding

* Edward O. Wilson on insect societies

plus many other essays, illustrations, cartoons, screenplays,poems, recipes, tales, and observations on insect life.

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