Gilbert Waldbauer is Professor Emeritus of Entomology at University of Illinois. He is the author of eight books, including Fireflies, Honey, and Silk (UC Press), A Walk around the Pond, and What Good Are Bugs?
“Professional yet conversational, Waldbauer’s essays are an homage to a world that first fascinated him as a child.” - Audubon Magazine
“Accessible, easy prose ready-made for a broad, curious audience.” - Publishers Weekly
“Reading this book is like sitting at the feet of a favourite uncle on a winter evening beside a crackling fire.” - New Scientist
“Abuzz with obscure lore about a host of bugs that are as accommodating to humans as bedbugs, fleas, and mosquitoes are annoying.” - Natural History
“An easy-to-read book that is interesting and entertaining.” - Foreword