Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology

⤭ Read Hardcover [  ᛞ Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology ] ⦳ PDF by Lisa Margonelli 䐈 ⤭ Read Hardcover [ ᛞ Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology ] ⦳ PDF by Lisa Margonelli 䐈 The award winning journalist Lisa Margonelli, national best selling author of Oil on the Brain Petroleum s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, investigates the environmental and economic impact termites inflict on human societies in this fascinating examination of one of nature s most misunderstood insects Are we like termites than we ever imagined In Underbug, the award winning journalist Lisa Margonelli introduces us to the enigmatic creatures that collectively outweigh human beings 10 to one and consume 40 billion worth of valuable stuff annually and yet, in Margonelli s telling, seem weirdly familiar Over the course of a decade long obsession with the little bugs, Margonelli pokes around termite mounds and high tech research facilities, closely watching biologists, roboticists, and geneticists Her globe trotting journey veers into uncharted territory, from evolutionary theory to Edwardian science literature to the military industrial complex What begins as a natural history of the termite becomes a personal exploration of the unnatural future we re building, with darker observations on power, technology, historical trauma, and the limits of human cognition Whether in Namibia or Cambridge, Arizona or Australia, Margonelli turns up astounding facts and raises provocative questions Is a termite an individual or a unit of a superorganism Can we harness the termite s properties to change the world If we build termite like swarming robots, will they inevitably destroy us Is it possible to think without having a mind Underbug burrows into these questions and many others unearthing disquieting answers about the world s most underrated insect and what it means to be human. Denver Public Library All that heaven allows a biography of Rock Hu Griffin, Mark, autho Powell s Books The World Largest Independent Shop new, used, rare, and out print books Powell is an independent bookstore based in Portland, Oregon Browse staff picks, author features, Best Sellers Organic Evolution Discover the best Best Find top most popular items Insects Spiders Books Online shopping for from great selection at Store listen to audiobooks bestselling authors just minutes on your computer or mobile device using our iOS Android appsOil Brain Petroleum Long, Strange Trip to Oil Your Tank Lisa Margonelli FREE shipping qualifying offers smart chemistry Search Results TED Speaking one month after massive Gulf Mexico oil spill, shows how drilling moratoriums executive ousters make good theater, but US Macmillan Distinguished Award Winning Founded , Publishers largest global trade book publishers home numerous award winning fiction, nonfiction, Home Farrar, Straus Giroux Giroux renowned publishing international list literary poetry, children Free eBooks Download ebook ebook free ebooks download library It open directory links, place read search Biology Biological Sciences Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Entomology, Marine Developmental Cleaning Tips Tricks Real Simple tried true solutions quickly efficiently doing away with dirt August Scientific American American essential guide awe inspiring advances science technology, explaining they change understanding world Breakfast Nook Ideas Kitchen Furniture A dining room can be stuffy, breakfast nook where you get have all fun Keep it cozy, go bold, try something sleek modern Can Jews Be White Nationalists Essay Can House Adviser Stephen Miller Is Spokesman Groups That Wouldn t Have Him as Member Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology

    • Hardcover
    • Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology
    • Lisa Margonelli
    • English, English
    • 08 June 2017

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