“Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson

(This is a book review by the Entomologist Lounge) “Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring did exactly that,” reads the flyleaf of the front cover. This is the book that single-handedly brought together: A congressional hearing under orders of President John F. Kennedy The establishment of … Continue reading “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson

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Insect food: Too cool for school?

Change is difficult, they say, especially when it comes to food. However, this did not deter a group of five students from promoting insect as sustainable source of protein during Sustainability Day on 10 October 2010 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). What’s the story? The Entomologist Lounge finds out.   Tell us … Continue reading Insect food: Too cool for school?

“Insights from Insects: What Bad Bugs Can Teach Us” by Gilbert Waldbauer

(This is a book review by the Entomologist Lounge) There is so much about the author as it is about the book. Dr Gilbert Waldbauer is a Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Waldbauer writes many books post-retirement, with his aim to popularise entomology and to make it … Continue reading “Insights from Insects: What Bad Bugs Can Teach Us” by Gilbert Waldbauer