The Resource Underbug : an obsessive tale of termites and technology, Lisa Margonelli ; [illustrations by Thomas Shahan]

Underbug : an obsessive tale of termites and technology, Lisa Margonelli ; [illustrations by Thomas Shahan]

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Underbug : an obsessive tale of termites and technology
Title
Underbug
Title remainder
an obsessive tale of termites and technology
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Lisa Margonelli ; [illustrations by Thomas Shahan]
Title variation
  • Obsessive tale of termites and technology
  • Under bug
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Language
eng
Summary
With all due respect to bees, the termite stands as the world's most important insect. Without termites much of life on Earth would essentially evaporate. And yet an individual termite is practically invisible, not to mention wholly reviled by humanity. For Lisa Margonelli, what begins as a bugtastic obsession becomes an exploration of our future. If we can harness the termite's remarkable ability to remake its environment, will that help us avoid a global food crisis? If we create killer robobugs, what happens if the swarms run off script? A masterpiece of popular science, Underbug touches on everything from metaphysical meditation, technological innovation and the psychology of obsession to good old-fashioned biology
Summary
A kaleidoscopic report on the mysteries and scientific understandings about termites describes how they consume $40 billion in valuables every year and how the effort to control them has been shaped by history, technology and human limitations
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10685281
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Margonelli, Lisa
Dewey number
595.736
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Shahan, Thomas
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True
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  • Termites
  • Termites
  • Technology and civilization
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adult
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an obsessive tale of termites and technology
Label
Underbug : an obsessive tale of termites and technology, Lisa Margonelli ; [illustrations by Thomas Shahan]
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-287) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781786071903
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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regular print
Label
Underbug : an obsessive tale of termites and technology, Lisa Margonelli ; [illustrations by Thomas Shahan]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781786071903
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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