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The Little Book of Nits

The Little Book of Nits

by Richard Jones, Justine Crow

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Overview

It's not something easily owned up to, but every family in the country will have come into contact with head lice, either through embarrassing personal experience or by grizzly tales told by friends and relations. The world is teeming with head lice.

Both a manual and an entertaining read, The Little Book of Nits is small enough to be purchased as an impulse buy, but also serious enough for it to be a useful addition to the home reference library. Broken down into bite-sized pieces are full details of the history and biology of head lice, advice on how to spot an infestation and the many different ways of dealing with it, natural versus chemical treatments, gadgets and combs, and other aspects of our relationship with these annoying arthropods. Inside, we'll learn that most of what you have been told or think you know is wrong. Is it any wonder we can't get rid of them?

Throughout, the book is illuminated with amusing anecdotes, myths, pictures, cartoons, silly stories and interesting facts. Presented clearly and objectively, it is a quick reference tool for parents and carers, and an entertaining little guide to these most irritating of insect.


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ISBN-13: 9781408155516
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 06/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Richard Jones is a nationally acclaimed entomologist, a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, fellow of the Linnean Society, and past president of the British Entomological and Natural History Society. He has been fascinated by wildlife since a childhood exploring the South Downs and Sussex Weald in search of plants and insects. He now writes about insects, nature and the environment for BBC Wildlife, Gardeners' World, Countryfile, The Sunday Times, New Scientist and The Guardian and has regular television and radio appearances on programmes such as Home Planet, Woman's Hour, Natural Histories, Open Country and Springwatch Unsprung. Richard has written several books on science and wildlife including Nano Nature, Extreme Insects, The Little Book of Nits, House Guests, House Pests, Call of Nature and the Beetles volume in the New Naturalist series.

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