Emiko Morita's Reviews > Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests

Empire of the Beetle by Andrew Nikiforuk
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Sep 21, 2011

really liked it
Read in January, 2011

I think Mr. Nikiforuk fell in love with beetles while researching this book! It's a fascinating read and I loved the anecdotes about artists who have created everything from compositions to sculptures.

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Ruth Seeley Yes - the artistic response to sweeping immediate-environment change was my favourite part of the book. Also loved the beetle trials section though. ;)

Emiko Morita Oh yes! The beetle trials were a highlight, too. Here's a little trivia pulled from the book:

What weapons have scientists used to stop tree-killing beetles?

a.) napalm
b.) electricity
c.) pouches of perfume
d.) arsenic
e.) loud rock music (Gun's and Roses)
f.) all of the above

Answer: e.) all of the above and not one really worked.

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