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Jeffrey A. Lockwood is Professor of Natural Sciences & Humanities at the University of Wyoming, where he teaches in the department of philosophy and in the MFA program in creative writing. His work has been included in the popular anthology Best American Science and Nature Writing, and he is winner of both a Pushcart Prize and the John Burroughs Award. He is the author of Grasshopper Dreaming: Reflections on Killing and Loving and Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. xix|
|Stinging Defeats and Venomous Victories|
|Bee Bombs and Wasp Warheads||p. 9|
|Toxic Tactics and Terrors||p. 26|
|Insects as Tools of Torture||p. 36|
|Vectors of Death|
|Horseshoes and Hand Grenades||p. 47|
|The Victories of the Vectors||p. 56|
|A Most Uncivil War||p. 65|
|All's Lousy on the Eastern Front||p. 77|
|Bringing Fever and Famine to a World At War|
|A Monstrous Metamorphosis||p. 87|
|Entomological Evil||p. 95|
|Japan's Fleas and Flies||p. 108|
|Japan's Pleas and Lies||p. 117|
|Beetle Bombs||p. 128|
|Waking the Slumbering Giants||p. 139|
|Cold-Blooded Fighters of the Cold War|
|Korea's Hailstorms of Hexapods||p. 159|
|A Swarm of Accusations||p. 171|
|An Imaginary Menagerie?||p. 182|
|The Big Itch||p. 193|
|Yankee (and Vietnamese) Ingenuity||p. 203|
|Cuban Missiles vs. American Arthropods||p. 210|
|A Tiny Terrorist in Castro's Crops||p. 221|
|The Future of Entomological Warfare|
|Medflies, Fruits, and Nuts||p. 233|
|Fear on the Farm||p. 242|
|Wimpy Warmups and Real Deals||p. 256|
|Six-Legged Guardian Angels||p. 274|
|Insect Cyborgs and Roboflies||p. 287|
|"Vigilant and Ready"?||p. 298|
|Suggested Readings||p. 315|
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