The first edition of this book rapidly topped the list of bestsellers and has continued to sell well, turning up in places as far away as German schloses, Brisbane bedsides and Canadian log cabins! This latest edition brings the story of biting midges up-to-date with new material on the Highland midge, its biology and why it bites. Written in a highly readable but informed way, it describes how and why the midge plays such a dominant role in the ecology and human culture of the Highlands, not least in keeping the worst of human depredations under control. This work is illustrated with cartoons by BAX.
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"A Fascinating read. Honest." -- The Scotsman (about an earlier edition of the book)
"A deservedly popular account which answers most of the questions usually asked about these insects" -- John Boorman, Bulletin of Entomological Research (about an earlier edition of the book)
"Essential reading ... Dr Hendry is a man with a mission to tell the truth" -- The Big Issue (about an earlier edition of the book)
"Highly successful book" -- Sunday Post (about an earlier edition of the book)
' It's a rare book this, succeeding in being charming and scholarly at the same time' -- glasgowwestend.co.uk
'… will leave you with a weird admiration for the blighters that have left you in bumps and blotches.' -- The Rambler Magazine
A well researched and readable account of this infamous insect’s lifecycle and habits. Aptly illustrated by amusing cartoons.' -- The Scots Magazine
Dr George Hendy is a biologist and science writer.
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Book Description Aberdeen Univ Pr, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 80365957