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From spiders that lasso their prey to ants that kill elephants, these 24 essays discuss a wide variety of insects and arachnids: dragonflies, wasps, walking sticks, emperor moths, cicadas, beetles, butterflies, honey bees, and the praying mantis. Contributors include Jean Henri Fabre, Donald Culross Peattie, William Beebe, Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck, Pulitzer Prize ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 22nd 2000 by Cooper Square Press (first published 2000)
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I want to read so many nature essay books now! It was totally worth having phantom creepy-crawly feelings every time I read this book on the bus or train, and by the end I wasn't totally imagining that the terrifying ants described in the essay about elephant-eating ants were crawling all over me.
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"The name of Charles Neider is familiar to everyone in the field of Mark Twain studies. Born in 1915, he did most of his work on Mark Twain between the late 1950s and the mid-1980s.

A man of many parts, Neider would make an interesting study in his own right. He was born in Odessa, Russia, on January 18, 1915 and came to the United States in 1920. After graduating from City College of New York in
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