An Obsessive Tale Of Termites And Technology
de Lisa Margonelli
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With all due respect to bees, the termite is unquestionably the worlds most important insect. Without termites, life on earth would essentially evaporate. And yet an individual termite is practically invisible, not to mention wholly reviled by humanity.For Lisa Margonelli, what begins as a bugtastic obsession becomes an exploration of our future. If we can harness the termites remarkable ability to remake their environment, will that help us avoid a global food crisis? If we create killer robobugs what happens if the swarms run off script?A masterpiece of popular science, Underbug touches on everything from metaphysical meditation, technological innovation and the psychology of obsession to good old-fashioned biology.