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The Cockroach Papers A Compendium of History and Lore by Richard Schweid

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Published by Four Walls Eight Windows .
Written in English


  • Insects (entomology),
  • Popular culture,
  • Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology,
  • Entomology,
  • Nature,
  • Fiction,
  • Insects & Spiders,
  • Nature / Insects & Spiders,
  • Science-Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology,
  • Anecdotes,
  • Cockroaches,
  • Human-animal relationships

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8690005M
ISBN 101568581378
ISBN 109781568581378

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_The Cockroach Papers_ by Richard Schweid is a book one might not normally think of as enjoyable, one that that focuses on the biology and human history of the cockroach. I however found it very entertaining, even funny at times, and also extremely informative and boasting a wealth of illustrations/5.   The Paperback of the The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore by Richard Schweid at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! But as Richard Schweid shows in The Cockroach Papers, originally published in and winner of the first National Book Award. Cockroach blood is a pigmentless, clear substance circulating Pages: The Cockroach Papers A Compendium of History and Lore (Book): Schweid, Richard: What has six legs, skulks around late at night, and likes to sniff out the hidden crevices, the dank corners, and the dark recesses? The cockroach, of course. The cockroach is a bug of great design. Most of its contemporaries from the Carboniferous period -- around million B.C. -- are extinct, but cockroaches. Cockroach droppings permanently stain books and papers. While the stains may not be removable, you can ensure that the roaches do not continue to grow in your books and papers. If you are unsure if you have a roach problem, set a sticky trap out near the suspected area. Check it every few days to see if any visitors have been caught.

Most species of cockroach are about the size of a thumbnail, but several species are bigger. The world's heaviest cockroach is the Australian giant burrowing cockroach Macropanesthia rhinoceros, which can reach 9 cm ( in) in length and weigh more than 30 g ( oz). Comparable in size is the Central American giant cockroach Blaberus giganteus. The book The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore, Richard Schweid is published by University of Chicago Press.   Cockroaches eating rotting cardboard. Yes, cardboard boxes and paper products do attract cockroaches, for two reasons. First, cardboard is a food source for roaches, and second, it also provides a nice dark and warm place for a roach to hide and live. So an attic, storage room, or warehouse full of cardboard boxes is, for roach, like being able.   Roach excrement appears as brown spots on books, usually on the fore edges, or the part of the book opposite the spine. The spots can be as large as ¼ to ½ inch in length or may appear as small speckles. The excrement, or frass, impregnates the paper and is difficult to remove without damaging the book. Valuable.

Skittering figures of urban legend—and a ubiquitous reality—cockroaches are nearly as abhorred as they are ancient. Even as our efforts to exterminate them have developed into ever more complex forms of chemical warfare, roaches’ basic design of six legs, two hypersensitive antennae, and one set of voracious mandibles has persisted unchanged for millions of years.3/5(1). But as Richard Schweid shows in The Cockroach Papers (this edition featuring a new preface by the author), while some species of these evolutionary superstars do indeed plague our kitchens and restaurants, exacerbate our asthma, and carry disease, our belief in their total villainy is .   Pete Wells January 3, PM (UTC) Before I read "The Cockroach Papers," I had an irrational and unfounded disgust for Richard Schweid's book . "Archy and Mehitabel" is the creation of Don Marquis, a columnist for the New York Tribune, who writes from the perspective of Archy, a free-verse poet reincarnated as a cockroach. At nights, Archy crawls onto a typewriter and slowly crafts his poetry by slamming his body onto the keys, one letter at a time/5.