Broadsides from the Other Orders: A Book of Bugs #2020

Broadsides from the Other Orders: A Book of Bugs Sue Hubbell Broadsides from the Other Orders A Book of Bugs A mix of nature facts and reflection from the author of A Book of Bees further proof that the real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life New York Times Book Review Covers everything from

  • Title: Broadsides from the Other Orders: A Book of Bugs
  • Author: Sue Hubbell
  • ISBN: 9780679400622
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Broadsides from the Other Orders: A Book of Bugs Sue Hubbell A mix of nature facts and reflection from the author of A Book of Bees further proof that the real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life New York Times Book Review Covers everything from blackflies and gypsy moths to silverfish and ladybugs the one insect for which bug hating humans have an inordinate fondness Line drawings.
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    1. Hubbell channels Rachel Carson in this wonderful wandering through the bug world She s environmentally conscious given to almost poetic maundering about them, from the prettiest to the nastiest Some passages would be almost pornographic out of context, but it s all good very interesting She also gets into the science of bugs a fair amount includes a lot of personal observation of specific habits traits She raised honeybees, but she s not truly a professional Still, she s a very talented writer i [...]

    2. About a month ago, I was poking around my crawlspace when I noticed a lot of dark crickets jumping around like popcorn as soon as I got close to them Wondering whether they were harmful, I looked online and found out that they were called camel crickets but also sometimes known as cave crickets , and completely harmless They like dark damp spaces, eat detritus, and are completely silent, so you won t hear them chirping at night The little things looked so cute, the 5 year old in me thought about [...]

    3. I rather enjoyed this book It is several short chapters, each easily read separately and out of order, about bugs Ms Hubbell s writing is both elegant, whimsical, entertaining and when it gets to the scientific stuffjust sciency enough and and yet not too technical to make the information easy and enjoyable to all Her own observations, tales, experiences and lovely prose in journal like entries are interspersed with her visits with entomologists and other bug lovers alike as well as quotes from [...]

    4. Wonderful book on the natural history of seven of the Orders of Class Insecta including Odonata Dragonflies , Diptera true Flies , Hymenoptera Bees , and Orthoptera Grasshoppers Engaging stories as in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, but with the depth of science that I had wished was present in Rabid Wonderful writer I think I found my biologic John McPhee

    5. I don t love bugs Not in general, anyway I have an inordinate fondness for spiders, specifically and exclusively amongst the creepy crawly world Several of the 8 leggers are tattooed upon me and I often take the screen name arachnophile, though as Hubbell points out, this self description is inaccurate, or at least insufficient Arachnids include such vile, horrid little beasties as ticks in addition to the araneae, the true spiders As far as those blood sucking bastards are concerned, I m a conf [...]

    6. I learned a great deal from this book, and as someone with a casual interest in entomology, was thrilled by many of the gems I came across However, I had two reservations 1 very few of the orders were actually represented I would like to have seen a wider range of insect types 2 I have to admit that the book was a bit of a struggle to read It took me a really long time, as I wasn t enthusiastic about picking it up again after putting it down Hubbell has so many wonderful ways of describing the n [...]

    7. This book reminded me of how much I enjoyed summer biology classes One of my high school friends and I took bug collecting to creative and enthusiastic heights We fearlessly caught and studied all kinds of specimens, and collected bugs for our squeamish fellow students We found quicker, and we supposed humane, ways of dispatching bugs destined for Styrofoam boards I still find bugs very entertaining and genuinely interesting Sue Hubbell reminds me of my biology teacher in the good ways knowled [...]

    8. I loved Broadsides from the Other Orders A Book of Bugs, but I also love bugs I bought this book years ago when I was teaching insects to second graders, because it contains lots of interesting stories and facts about lots of bugs There are chapters covering all of my favorites butterflies, ladybugs, daddy longlegs and dragonflies Lesser known bugs, such as syrphid flies, were also discussed Sue Hubbell, a beekeeper from the Ozarks in Missouri, did a great job of making bugs interesting and rele [...]

    9. I thoroughly enjoyed this book Hubbell is an amateur naturalist and professional apiarist and this is a series of essays about various bugs and how they interact and impact our lives She writes well, paints wonderful verbal pictures of her subjects, ranges far and wide in her observations, and makes the connections with the larger world that I find fascinating This is not a nail biter, nor a must read but a gentle, enjoyable set of essays through which I learned much about various bugs and insec [...]

    10. Who can describe Sue Hubbell s work You might just have to read all of her books once you try a chapter of this one, because the stories here teach you very intimately about the human connections with insects, how they effect our lives positively and in fact support our very existence In a book told with humor, deft observation and a very human perspective, Hubbell links us to understanding of the entymologists world and our own.

    11. From this book, I learned how Daddy Longlegs trap and kill their prey I also learned about bravo bees killer bees to the dramaprone among us And gypsy moths and camel crickets and ladybugs Hubbell goes on a ladybug harvest with a pro interesting stuff No essay on cockroaches, though, and that suggests to me that there are lines that even Sue Hubbell won t cross.I love Hubbell s writing And I love her enthusiasm and interest in the world around her us.

    12. Here s a poser Why are so many entomologists also terrific writers Hubbell is not an entomologist per se, but her Book on Bugs certainly is a gracefully written one Arranged by orders Diptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, etc , the book is packed with facts, but manages to be entertaining In large part that is because Hubbell takes you along as she ventures into the world of bugs Nice illustrations, too, making it easier to understand what she s talking about.

    13. When this first began, I thought the biological lingo as an audiobook would go over my head, but I quickly adjusted and it was a pleasant, informative read virtually everything any layman would want to know about butterflies, moths, daddy long legs, blackflies, silverfish, killer bees and host of other bugs and flying things Great observations, along with a history of attempts to manage the population of such groups.

    14. I started reading this book almost 15 years ago never got past the first few pages Finally picked it up again last year and breezed through the conversational, well rounded stories of the author s adventures with bugs and the entemologists who love them.

    15. Sue Hubbell is a great writer and she explores gypsy months, butterflies, dragonflies, damselfies, black flies and silverfish This isn t one of her best books but it does provide insight of several of the common bugs that we see.

    16. Tired with the ho hum human existance Check out another universe from the perspective of an entomologist What are they, what are they doing, and why are they doing that are the 3 essential questions.

    17. A fascinating treatise on the small living things in Sue Hubbell s world Beautifully written and astoundingly informative A book to read and reread.

    18. Interesting approach to the topic useful with children, to assist them against the development of neurotic habits around bugs as in fear

    19. So far I have only read the chapter on dragonflies one of the most fascinating creatures I have seen and I am excited to delve into the other essays.

    20. Sue Hubbell has a warm spot in her heart for bugs and entomologists, and it shines through in this book Engaging even if you re not into bugs.

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