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Buzzwords: A Scientist Muses on Sex, Bugs, and Rock N Roll

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What sort of person devotes their life to the study of bugs? How do you picture your average, every-day entomologist? "I've been photographed on several occasions," writes author May Berenbaum, "and it seems that every time, photographers ask me to pose in one of three ways: seated in front of a microscope, with an insect (usually a cockroach) on my face, or with an insect ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published July 31st 2000 by Joseph Henry Press (first published 2000)
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Jessica
My Amazon review: Buzzwords, a compilation of humor columns written for American Entomologist by May Berenbaum from 1991-1999, combines science and wit with a little bit of everyday life to come up with some pretty funny - and interesting - stuff for entomologists and entomologist wanna-bes.
While these essays were written for the scientific community and there are occasional lapses into research methods or Latin syntax, for the most part the essays are in common English and provide some great in
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Susan Wilcox
All I know about insects is that some of them like to snack on my garden and that I don't want any of them in my house. I don't know if that level of ignorance makes May Berenbaum's book more interesting to me, but I did enjoy it. It wasn't so gripping that I couldn't put it down-- I did, a few times-- but I definitely liked it.

If humorous essays about life as an entomologist or about all things buggy are appealing to you, then give this one a whirl.
Sarah Vendetti
Entomology lovers only! If you belong to the Entomological Society of America and love reading Dr. Berenbaums sharp witty and utterly hilarious column, Buzzwords get ready to be on overload. This is a compilation of those in printed in American Entomologist.
Katt
Entertaining! I learned quite a bit from this book. For example I will wear earplugs at night when I go camping, and refuse to live anywhere that has cockroaches!
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skirvin gave me this book back when he was totally into bugs. he studied under may berenbaum and was able to get me an autographed copy. woot woot!
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