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Wicked Bugs by Amy  Stewart
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This book, as the title suggests, revolves around the world of bugs, or rather the more sinister bugs. The plus of this book are the wonderful illustrations. I enjoyed the fact that these illustrations are both realistic as well as whimsical. One whimsical illustration shows the 'Zombie' insects in classic zombie horror movie poses. The facts provide by the author were interesting even if some of these facts were not completely clear. One example is, the history of the bacteria that cased bubonic plague is still debated and probably not the same strain as the Plague of Justinian. There were some defined chapters but I wish the bugs would have been better grouped into chapters such as dangerous, destructive etc. Overall, this is a great introduction into the more wicked world of insect that anyone can read, but if you have a greater knowledge about insect this book is a bit too basic.
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Reading Progress

January 10, 2012 – Started Reading
January 10, 2012 – Shelved
January 14, 2012 – Shelved as: science
January 14, 2012 – Shelved as: zoology
January 14, 2012 – Shelved as: biology
January 14, 2012 – Finished Reading

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