Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Buzzwords A Scientist Muses on Sex, Bugs, and Rock 'N' Roll cover
  • ISBN: 9780309068352
  • ISBN10: 0309068355

Buzzwords a Scientist Muses on Sex, Bugs, and Rock 'N' Roll

by May R. Berenbaum

  • List Price: $14.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Natl Academy Pr
  • Publish date: 08/01/2000
used Add to Cart $1.11
You save: 93%
Marketplace Item
Description
What sort of person devotes her life to the study of bugs? How do you picture your average, everyday entomologist? In Buzzwords, May Berenbaum blows away any stereotypes you might have with wild and witty short-takes on all things entomological.

One of the nation's leading entomologists, Berenbaum is not only fascinated by insects, but she shares her long-standing enthusiasm with a brand of humor rarely encountered in a serious scientist. She'll have you laughing out loud -- and nervously checking for bugs crawling up your sleeve!

Whether discussing the longevity of ants (the oldest one on record is 15 years old), the sexual habits of dragonflies (the whole thing is often so brutal that it leaves the female disfigured and the male clinging to life), termite flatulence (cows can't -- and shouldn't -- hold a candle to these bugs when it comes to methane production), or how best to remove a cockroach from the ear canal (two schools of thought: freeze'em versus flood'em), Berenbaum's delightful new book is equal parts humor and science.

Berenbaum, a noted scientist in a field that doesn't always gets the respect it deserves, shows us that there's a fun and even freaky side of life with insects. From the role that insects play in popular culture to the creepier, crawlier bits of insect lore, you'll chuckle all the way to the last page. But Berenbaum has the last laugh, giving powerful lessons in the spectacular diversity of the insect world and the nature of scientific discovery, cleverly packaged as amusing observations on subjects far and wide.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Better World Books West

Location: Mishawaka, IN
Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may
[...]
$1.11
Owls Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Very Good
Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or
[...]
$1.67
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
Powell's Books

Location: Portland, OR
Very Good
$4.33
HPB-Movies

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$6.73
HPB Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$8.42
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Excellent customer service. Prompt Customer Service. Buy with confidence.
$8.71
readmybooks

Location: Artesia, CA
Ask seller a question
Acceptable
IMP: Acceptable- Do not include ACCESS CODE, CD-ROM or companion materials
[...]
$11.04
readmybooks

Location: Artesia, CA
Ask seller a question
Good
IMP: Used Good- Used items do not include CD-ROM, ACCESS CODE or companion
[...]
$11.14
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$24.97
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$25.38
Firecreek Books

Location: Germantown, TN
Good
$35.51
Ables Bookstore

Location: chattanooga, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$47.02