Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Illustrations xix
  • Introduction 1
  • One - Stinging Defeats and Venomous Victories 7
  • 1 - Bee Bombs and Wasp Warheads 9
  • 2 - Toxic Tactics and Terrors 26
  • 3 - Insects as Tools of Torture 36
  • Two - Vectors of Death 45
  • 4 - Horseshoes and Hand Grenades 47
  • 5 - The Victories of the Vectors 56
  • 6 - A Most Uncivil War 65
  • 7 - All’s Lousy on the Eastern Front 77
  • Three - Bringing Fever and Famine to a World at War 85
  • 8 - A Monstrous Metamorphosis 87
  • 9 - Entomological Evil 95
  • 10 - Japan’s Fleas and Flies 108
  • 11 - Japan’s Pleas and Lies 117
  • 12 - Beetle Bombs 128
  • 13 - Waking the Slumbering Giants 139
  • Four - Cold-Blooded Fighters of the Cold War 157
  • 14 - Korea’s Hailstorms of Hexapods 159
  • 15 - A Swarm of Accusations 171
  • 16 - An Imaginary Menagerie? 182
  • 17 - The Big Itch 193
  • 18 - Yankee (and Vietnamese) Ingenuity 203
  • 19 - Cuban Missiles vs. American Arthropods 210
  • 20 - A Tiny Terrorist in Castro’s Crops 221
  • Five - The Future of Entomological Warfare 231
  • 21 - Medflies, Fruits, and Nuts 233
  • 22 - Fear on the Farm 242
  • 23 - Wimpy Warmups and Real Deals 256
  • 24 - Six-Legged Guardian Angels 274
  • 25 - Insect Cyborgs and Roboflies 287
  • 26 - "Vigilant and Ready"? 298
  • Epilogue 311
  • Suggested Readings 315
  • Notes 323
  • Index 361
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