Periodical Cicadas. The Plague and the Puzzle

Title: Periodical Cicadas. The Plague and the Puzzle
Publication Year: 2004
ISBN Number: 1-883362-13-X or 978-0883362-13-3
Author(s): Gene Kritsky
Publisher: IAS
Inventory: 1383

Hard cover (cloth w/dust jacket), 6 x 9 inches, 1.3 lbs, 147 pages, 54 figures (some color, 21 maps), 5 tables, key, extensive bibliography

The brood range maps are as compelling as the historical accounting is complete. The unexpected and deafening appearance of these strange insects after a long "sleep" is surely one of our most bizarre natural phenomena.

The author, a North Dakota native, is Professor of Biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati and Adjunct Curator of Entomology at the Cincinnati Museum Center. His other research interests involve Charles Darwin, the distribution of tiger beetles, and the history of beekeeping. He is a former President of the Indiana Academy of Science and held the same position for the American Association of the Academies of Science.

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