“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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What is a sandfly in Singapore, really? The final low-down.

We all talk about sandflies. Those seemingly invisible blood suckers that roam the sandy shores of Singapore, from East Coast Park to Coney Island and Chek Jawa. Their presence is unknown until they deliver painful bites and then they disappear into thin air, leaving behind those red bumps that last very long and itch endlessly. … Continue reading What is a sandfly in Singapore, really? The final low-down.

“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