The Hudson Library will be hosting Edward D. Melillo on January 13th at 7pm. Melillo will be discussing his book The Butterfly Effect
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Drawing on research in laboratory science, agriculture, fashion and international cuisine, Melillo weaves a vibrant world history that illustrates the inextricable and fascinating bonds between humans and insects. Across time, man has not only coexisted with these creatures but has relied on them for, among other things, the key discoveries of modern medical science and the future of the world’s food supply. Without insects, entire sectors of global industry would grind to a halt and essential features of modern life would disappear. Publishers Weekly raved that “Melillo’s fascinating survey makes a persuasive argument that some of the world’s smallest animals are also ‘bottomless reservoirs of possibility.’ “