Bugs vs Humans

byPeter Heule

Paperback | August 24, 2009

Bugs vs Humans by Peter Heule
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Yikes! Spiders! Mites on my eyelashes? Some bugs are harmless, some are just gross and some are downright scary! Human follicle mites live on the skin of our eyelashes, eyebrows and nose. The insect population of Earth is estimated to be 10,000,000,000,000,000,000; insects outnumber humans 1,492,000,000 to one. Fleas are to blame for spreading many diseases, including the famous Black Plague. The lowly mosquito is responsible for no less than 1.5 million human deaths per year. In order to match the jump of a froghopper, a human would need to jump 216 meters high. Watch out when you kill a wasp or an army ant -- the dying bug releases an attack pheromone that alerts its sisters, and a raiding party can number 500,000. When Human botfly larvae burrow under your skin, the remedy is to block the air hole with tape or petroleum jelly to asphyxiate the larvae. When ticks gorge themselves on human blood, they can increase 200 to 600 times their original weight -- it's like going for lunch and coming back weighing as much as an elephant! And so much more.
Peter Heule’s lifelong fascinations with all animals has led to years of experience in the captive husbandry of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. Peter works at the Royal Alberta Museum in 2005, where he provides public education and looks after a wide variety of exotic specices in the museum's Bug Exhibit. He has ...
Title:Bugs vs HumansFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.63 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.63 inPublished:August 24, 2009Publisher:Blue Bike BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897278373

ISBN - 13:9781897278376

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