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A Dog Named Chips

A Dog Named Chips

Among the most famous and best-loved dog stories ever written are the supurb stories of Albert Payson Terhune. Published in 1931, A Dog Named Chips, follows Chips, a ragamuffin mongrel with a longing for purple, fine linen, and all the luxuries of a millionaire's world. Escaping from home in a sports car, he insinuates himself into the heart of the ninth richest woman in America, dominating her household, patching up a budding romance, and even getting himself abducted and held for ransom. The climax of his career comes in a brief visit to the Philadelphia dog pound. As a result of this excursion into unknown territory, Chips presents his unsuspecting mistress with a litter of seven. In the end, Chips received her final triumph -- a new and royal name -- "Cleopatra, formerly Chips". Hilarious and exciting, this is a book for every dog lover.


Wicked Bugs : The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects

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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world,
Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes creatures
that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world s most
painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the
bookworms that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs
delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures.
With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating
stories of bugs gone wild. It s an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that
explore bugs with kinky sex lives ( She s Just Not That Into You ), creatures lurking in the cupboard
( Fear No Weevil ), insects eating your tomatoes ( Gardener s Dirty Dozen ), and phobias
that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs ( Have No Fear ).
Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture
diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue
that begins but doesn t end in your own backyard
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