The Cockroach

"Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis.

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9780593082423

Category: Great Britain

Page: 112

View: 900

"Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain--and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy." --

The Cockroach

Although silly and off-the-wall, The Cockroach contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.

Author: Elise Gravel

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 0735266441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 152

Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about cockroaches perfect for beginning readers. You'll bug out over this perfect pairing of humorous text and funny illustrations about this insect that's been around for over 335 million years! Fast cockroach facts: * Distinctive trait: Flat and oval-shaped body * Diet: Everything! (Especially if it's greasy and sweet . . .) * Special talent: Running The Cockroach covers lifestyle (cockroaches prefer the dark and only come out during the day when their colonies get big enough), anatomy (cockroaches have wings but rarely fly), habitat (they prefer heat to cold), life cycle (a female can give birth to up to 350 babies during her lifetime) and much more. Although silly and off-the-wall, The Cockroach contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.





The Cockroach Dance

Dusman Gonzaga lives in an old apartment building overrun by cockroaches and squalor.

Author: Meja Mwangi

Publisher: HM Books Intl.

ISBN: 0979647622

Category: Kenyan fiction (English)

Page: 196

View: 654

Dusman Gonzaga lives in a squalid apartment block overrun by poverty and cockroaches. The crumbling building is owned by Tumbo Kubwa, a mindless slum lord with a heart of stone, and occupied by a strange mix of characters; from garbage collectors to hawkers, from conmen to witch doctors, from wise men to mad men. In this crazy world of wild adventures and appalling poverty, Dusman tries to organize the tenants to boycott paying rent in a desperate move to force the landlord to heed their cries. Dusman, however, finds himself alone against the landlord. Afraid that the landlord will summon the police to evict them as promised, his neighbours beg out of the confrontation, pleading special, personal circumstances. But Dusman hatches a plot so diabolical they cannot chicken out of the fight. The Cockroach Dance is the story of one man's resistance to intimidation and exploitation by the 'haves' in a world of 'have-nots' and 'faceless ones'. 'Meja Mwangi spins a fascinating tale of one man's revolt against exploitation'. The Daily Nation

The Cockroach Papers

He quotes anthropologist Roger Abrahams who writes of the cockroach in his introduction to AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKTALES: STORIES FROM BLACK TRADITIONS IN THE NEW ...

Author: Richard Schweid

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022626047X

Category: Nature

Page: 207

View: 425

Skittering figures of urban legend—and a ubiquitous reality—cockroaches are nearly as abhorred as they are ancient. Even as our efforts to exterminate them have developed into ever more complex forms of chemical warfare, roaches’ basic design of six legs, two hypersensitive antennae, and one set of voracious mandibles has persisted unchanged for millions of years. But as Richard Schweid shows in The Cockroach Papers, while some species of these evolutionary superstars do indeed plague our kitchens and restaurants, exacerbate our asthma, and carry disease, our belief in their total villainy is ultimately misplaced. Traveling from New York City to Louisiana, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Morocco, Schweid blends stories of his own squirm-inducing roach encounters with meticulous research to spin a tale both humorous and harrowing. As he investigates roaches’ more nefarious interactions with our species—particularly with those of us living at the margins of society—Schweid also explores their astonishing diversity, how they mate, what they’ll eat, and what we’ve written about them (from Kafka and Nelson Algren to archy and mehitabel). Knowledge soon turns into respect, and Schweid looks beyond his own fears to arrive at an uncomfortable truth: We humans are no more peaceful, tidy, or responsible about taking care of the Earth or each other than these tiny creatures that swarm in the dark corners of our minds, homes, and cereal boxes.


The Cockroach Invasion

(21) Some colleges have cockroach races. Get ready, Get set, Go! Sometimes the cockroaches will even pull tiny toy tractors (they can pull more than 20 ...

Author: Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480807478

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 734

Cockroach catastrophe! The third graders are in for an exciting and scary experience, as cockroaches take over their classroom. How will they act? What will they do? What would you do? What will they discover about cockroaches? Nobody loves a cockroach! They make nasty houseguests; the ick factor is very high. But most cockroaches live outdoors and never come in contact with humans. The Cockroach Invasion challenges our assumptions and raises awareness about cockroaches and the role they play in our ecosystem. It expands readers' minds and stimulates their imaginations, while contributing to the appreciation of biodiversity. It teaches readers to think twice about underloved yet necessary creatures. The Cockroach Invasion entertains and informs. It is a delightful read for all ages, stunning in its underlying messages: self-reliance, open-mindedness, and respect for all creatures with which we share our world. No matter how you feel about cockroaches, you are guaranteed to find them fascinating!

The Cockroach

Ian McEwan. Ian McEwan THE COCKROACH ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author.

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473577918

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 806

Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwan That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain – and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy. With trademark intelligence, insight and scabrous humour, Ian McEwan pays tribute to Franz Kafka’s most famous work to engage with a world turned on its head.




The Cockroach Catcher

This device kept out both cockroaches and ants. Each night when the kerosene lights were blown out, within minutes the cockroaches would be out in force.

Author: Am Ang Zhang

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615186289

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

View: 870

A fictional Child Psychiatrist's personal view of the human psyche and of the world at large. Cases range from simple childhood toilet and sleep problems to anorexia nervosa, abuse and psychosis and are seen through this specialist's eyes. There are also cases of "entrepreneurs" in the making, cases of family tragedy and cases that turn out not to be psychiatric at all. The material should be of interest to health care practitioners and the general public. Anybody can read The Cockroach Catcher. They do not have to be in the medical profession.

The Cockroach Combat Manual II

The cockroach is also mentioned in another first-century manuscript, a scientific encyclopedia called Natural History. Written by Pliny the Elder, ...

Author: Dr. Austin M. Frishman & Paul J. Bello

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491820640

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 977

In the early 1980s, the author and his associates were evaluating a new cockroach control product in a high-rise housing project. Cockroach populations were high, even though the apartment they were in was squeaky clean. The three small children that shared a twin bed there looked different, but no one was sure why. Dr. Frishman pointed out that they didn't have any eyebrows or lashes, and then he exposed thousands of roaches hiding behind the headboard. Some things you never forget. Having Paul Bello, an industry expert himself with years of practical experience, team up with Dr. Cockroach makes The Cockroach Combat Manual II a must-read because cockroach control is deserving of our best efforts.

The Revolt of the Cockroach People

Here are the brazen games of "chicken" Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police but from the vatos locos he champions.

Author: Oscar Zeta Acosta

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307831663

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 439

The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge. In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes us behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and early seventies, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. Here are the brazen games of "chicken" Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police but from the vatos locos he champions. What emerges is at once an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga.

The Cockroach Society

With that, he lifted the white cloth off the little cage, swung the door open, and tapped on the end of the cage until the cockroach slid into his mouth.

Author: Fred Dowd

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524523860

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 592

One cold winters morning, a rental car pulls up into Catherine Robinsons driveway, and an attorney from China knocks on her door. His singular mission was to deliver an envelope from an old college friend whom she hadnt been involved with for over twenty years. The letter has dire consequences for Catherine, her family, and the nation. It thrusts Catherine and those she loves into events that will reshape the world. This thriller will leave you hungry for the next page. Its heroine and those around her deal with extraordinary circumstances.

The Cockroach Periplaneta Americana L

high resistance to desiccation shown by the cockroach. Experiments conducted by Yeager and Munson (1950) demonstrated that after 35 days starvation, ...

Author: Ewen Cameron

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483221709

Category: Science

Page: 112

View: 199

The Cockroach covers the structure and physiology of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. This well-known insect is extensively used by research workers for insecticide testing and general experimental work. This book is composed of 12 chapters, and begins with a presentation of the classification, life history and development, and the external features of the American cockroach. These topics are followed by considerable chapters on the internal features of the insect, including its circulatory, nervous, reproductive, and muscular systems, sense organs, and excretion. A chapter presents some practical guidelines in the laboratory for observation, dissection, and drawing. The last chapter describes the parasites and predators of the American cockroach. Zoologists, entomologists, researchers, and entomology students will find this book rewarding.

Songs of the Cockroach

Robert Kirby. songs of the cockroach This one NFSU - BEN - 7AZB songs of the cockroach Robert Kirby SPEARHEAD Published by Spearhead.

Author: Robert Kirby

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864865250

Category: Political corruption

Page: 419

View: 206

It is late in 2004 and in South Africa some things haven't changed all that much, except the narrow traffic island down the middle of Adderley street in Cape Town is now a bustling squatter camp. A black extremist group is digging a tunnel towards the parliament buildings. The principal concern of an old National Party MP is the surgical rehabilitation of his collapsed sexual undercarriage. A highly placed secretary in the official political opposition is by day a grotesque little bureaucrat, by night a winsomely beautiful transvestite. A long forgotten political prisoner languishes in a dark cell, deep underground. Over the decades of his incarceration he has crossbred and trained a stable of giant racing cockroaches.