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The Cockroach Papers

A Compendium of History and Lore

by Richard Schweid

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Four Walls Eight Windows .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Insects (entomology),
  • Popular culture,
  • Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology,
  • Entomology,
  • Nature,
  • Fiction,
  • Insects & Spiders,
  • Nature / Insects & Spiders,
  • Science-Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology,
  • Anecdotes,
  • Cockroaches,
  • Human-animal relationships

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages266
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8690005M
    ISBN 101568581378
    ISBN 109781568581378


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The book includes memoir, science, history, and culture, all loosely braided together by the theme of cockroaches.

I especially liked learning about the American cockroach in Southern African-American folklore, where it was a Trickster figure (the bug arrived on slave ships and is slyly This was so fascinating I could not put it down/5.

_The The Cockroach Papers book Papers_ by Richard Schweid is a book one might not normally think of as enjoyable, one that that focuses on the biology and human history of the cockroach.

I however found it very entertaining, even funny at times, and also extremely informative and boasting a wealth of illustrations/5. The Paperback of the The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore by Richard Schweid at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. But as Richard Schweid shows in The Cockroach Papers, originally published in and winner of the first National Book Award. Cockroach blood is a pigmentless, clear substance circulating Pages: The Cockroach Papers A Compendium of History and Lore (Book): Schweid, Richard: What has six legs, skulks around late at night, and likes to sniff out the hidden crevices, the dank corners, and the dark recesses.

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The excrement, or frass, impregnates the paper and is difficult to remove without damaging the book. Valuable. Skittering figures of urban legend—and a ubiquitous reality—cockroaches are nearly as abhorred as they are ancient.

Even as our efforts to exterminate them have developed into ever more complex forms of chemical warfare, roaches’ basic design of six legs, two hypersensitive antennae, and one set of voracious mandibles has persisted unchanged for millions of years.3/5(1). But as Richard Schweid shows in The Cockroach Papers (this edition featuring a new preface by the author), while some species of these evolutionary superstars do indeed plague our kitchens and restaurants, exacerbate our asthma, and carry disease, our belief in their total villainy is.

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And all over the morning papers.” • This is an extract from Ian McEwan’s latest book, The Cockroach, which will be published on 27 September by Vintage (£). This book attempts to summarize the large amount of information that has accumulated in disparate scientific journals on a wide variety of cockroach species.

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In the excerpt below, Schweid shares some of his own experiences with roaches, Chapter 1 of The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore from the University of Chicago Press.

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The cockroach could not have scuttled along, almost unchanged, for two hundred and fifty million years – some two hundred and forty-nine before man evolved – unless it was doing something right. It would be fascinating as well as instructive to have access to the cockroach’s own record of its life on earth, to know its point of view on evolution and species domination over the millennia.

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