Zoom Author Event: Wicked Bugs with Amy Stewart
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden
In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foescreatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the worlds most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the bookworms that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinarypowers of six- and eight-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that beginsbut doesnt endin your own backyard.