By Bill Schutt
"A witty, scientifically exact, and sometimes intensely creepy exploration of sanguivorous creatures."
—San Francisco Chronicle
For centuries, blood feeders have inhabited our nightmares and horror tales, in addition to the shadowy geographical regions of clinical wisdom. In Dark Banquet, zoologist invoice Schutt takes us on a desirable voyage into the area of a few of nature’s strangest creatures–the sanguivores. utilizing a pointy eye and mordant wit, Schutt makes a remarkably persuasive case that blood feeders, from bats to bedbugs, are as deserving of our interest as hotter and fuzzier species are–and that a lot of them are even valuable of conservation.
Enlightening and alarming, Dark Banquet friends right into a a part of the wildlife to which we're, via our blood, inextricably linked.
"Dark Banquet is an grand account of all these creatures that almost all people reflect on relatively creepy! yet writer invoice Schutt doesn’t, and really embraces those critters and their bloodthirsty life. It’s nice to work out such outstanding animal examine in a reader-friendly shape. After completing the publication, you’ll have much to debate at your subsequent dinner party!"
—Jack Hanna, director emeritus, Columbus Zoo, and host of television’s Emmy Award—winning sequence Into the Wild
"[A] passionate security of bloodsuckers from the leech to the candiru."