Mosquito, by Richard Jones. QL536.J63 2012
The mosquito is an insect that predates humans and even though there are no records of how long they have been biting us, this insect continues to be responsible for more human deaths than any other animal. At the time of the writing of this
illustrated book the oldest fossil mosquitos trapped in amber date to over 79 million years ago, and show mouth parts for blood-sucking. If this sounds familiar, you probably read the famous novel Jurassic Park (or watched the movie), where DNA from dinosaur blood left in mosquitos trapped in amber was used to genetically engineer the dinosaurs running amuck in the theme park. This interesting book not only gives the scientific study of the mosquito but also presents artist views, history, and passages from literature about the insect.
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