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GORY DETAILS
ADVENTURES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SCIENCE
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A fascinating journey through the world’s most bizarre, gross and taboo science
 
Would your dog eat you if you died? What are face mites? Why do clowns creep us out? In this illuminating collection of grisly true science stories, journalist Erika Engelhaupt, the writer of National Geographic’s highly acclaimed Gory Details blog, shares the answers to these questions and many more. Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science explores the strange and shocking realities of our minds, our bodies and our universe, taking readers on a fascinating tour through overlooked but astonishing aspects of biology, anatomy, nature and more.
 
Blending humor and real science, Engelhaupt shares captivating stories and intriguing research that will alter the way readers view the world. From murderous meerkats to a behind-the-scenes look at maggot farming, Gory Details features top-notch reporting, interviews with leading scientists and a healthy dose of wit. 
                        
Join Erika Engelhaupt as she delves into the science behind the questions we all wonder about — but are afraid to ask.  Topics include:
·       Morbid Curiosity – covering the world’s smallest crime scenes, bleeding corpses, the living dead and more
·       That’s Disgusting – edible insects, sewer monsters, sickness and smells
·       Breaking Taboos – cannibalism, menstruation in outer space and ne-crow-philia
·       Creepy Crawlies – toilet rats, face mites, blowflies, eye parasites and roaches
·       Gross Anatomy – feces, urine, blood and sweat
·       Mysterious Minds – voodoo dolls and clowns and psychopaths, oh my!
 
BIO: Erika Engelhaupt has spent more than a decade writing and editing for top science publications, includingNational Geographic, Science News, Scientific American, the Philadelphia Inquirer and NPR. Her love of storytelling has also brought her to the stage, where she’s appeared in comedy clubs and on podcasts such as the Story Collider. She began her career as a scientist, and spent years writing and editing reviews of nonfiction science books at Science News. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.
 

BUGS RULE!
An Introduction to the World of Insects

Whitney Cranshaw & Richard Redak


"Breadth classes dealing with insects have been extremely popular among science and nonscience majors for decades. The photographs, illustrations, little known facts, and sidebars in BUGS RULE! bring to life the fascinating world of insects. BUGS RULE! is an excellent text for the nonscience major and general nature enthusiast.”
—Michael K. Rust, University of California, Riverside

BUGS RULE!: An Introduction to the World of Insects (Pub date: September 25, 2013), by Whitney Cranshaw and Richard Redak, provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This richly illustrated textbook features more than 830 color photos, a concise overview of the basics of entomology, and numerous sidebars that highlight and explain key points. Detailed chapters cover each of the major insect groups, describing their physiology, behaviors, feeding habits, reproduction, human interactions, and more.
Ideal for nonscience majors and anyone seeking to learn more about insects and their arthropod relatives, BUGS RULE! offers a one-of-a-kind gateway into the world of these amazing creatures.
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•    Places a greater emphasis on natural history than standard textbooks on the subject
•    Covers the biology and natural history of all the insect orders
•    Provides a thorough review of the noninsect arthropods, such as spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans
•    Features more than 830 color photos
•    Highlights the importance of insects and other arthropods, including their impact on human society
•    An online illustration package is available to professors
About the Authors:
Whitney Cranshaw is professor of entomology at Colorado State University. He is the author of Garden Insects of North America (Princeton). Richard Redak is professor of entomology at the University of California, Riverside. Both authors have years of experience teaching introductory entomology classes.


BUGS RULE!
An Introduction to the World of Insects

Whitney Cranshaw & Richard Redak
Cloth | ISBN13: 978-0-691-12495-7 | $55.00 / £37.95
e-book | ISBN13: 978-1-400-84892-8
472 pp. | 8 x 10 | 830+ color photos. 18 tables.
Publication Date: September 25, 2013