David MacNeal

Given that our neighbors at Poquitos have had a hit on their hands with their chapulines (aka Oaxaca style roasted grasshopper snacks) we couldn’t resist the opportunity to join the insect-related action. Tonight journalist David MacNeal, author of Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them (St. Martins), takes us on an off-beat scientific journey, weaving together history, travel and culture to help us understand our relationship with the insects that have shaped our ecological world for over 400 million years Ratio of insects to humans: 1.4 billion to 1.  

"MacNeal delivers a joy-filled dose of science, reminding readers that the strange and alien creatures in our midst are not to be feared, but celebrated." ―Publisher's Weekly.

David MacNeal is a frequent contributor to Wired and his articles have appeared in Outside, Los Angeles Magazine and Vice. While this evening’s festivities are expected to include a chapuline tasting, you can also try them at Poquito’s Safeco Field stand and at their Capitol Hill restaurant (just down the street from us at 10th & Pike).

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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