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Published: 13 December 2021

288 Pages | 55 illustrations


ISBN: 9780197555583

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The Silken Thread

Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

Robert N. Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher

  • Uses entomology to create a unique multidisciplinary approach to history
  • Illustrates the positive influence silkworms and honey bees have made on human cultures
  • Gives a different perspective on the roles of fleas and lice in plague pandemics
  • Explains the importance of the connection between mosquitos, sugar, and slavery
  • Explains the unique connection between yellow fever mosquitos and slavery
  • Analyzes the farming of honey bees and their impact on cultural norms

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