Buzzwords: A Scientist Muses on Sex, Bugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

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Abstract

What sort of person devotes their life to the study of bugs? How do you picture your average, every-day entomologist? "I've been photographed on several occasions," writes author May Berenbaum, "and it seems that every time, photographers ask me to pose in one of three ways: seated in front of a microscope, with an insect (usually a cockroach) on my face, or with an insect net clutched in my hand."

In Buzzwords, Berenbaum expertly blows away these stereotypes with short takes on all things entomological--from the story of a pet ant kept for 14 years to major motion pictures featuring cockroaches.

Buzzwords showcases the Best of Berenbaum, a selection from her humor column in the American Entomologist professional journal, accompanied by a number of original pieces written for this book. "I know people are reading these columns," she notes, "because they write me letters that point out all the mistakes I've made!"
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherJoseph Henry Press
Number of pages318
ISBN (Print)9780309070812, 9780309068352
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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