類別:人文科普/環境/生態保育.
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Eat the Beetles!: An Exploration of Our Conflicted Relationship with Insects
吃昆蟲吧!一趟人類與昆蟲間的探索之旅
版本:276頁  2017 年 5 月 16 日  ECW Press出版
內容介紹

所以,我們將開始吃昆蟲,對吧?讓我看看……我們該吃哪些昆蟲?這些昆蟲叫什麼名字?總共有多少昆蟲?為什麼會有這麼多種昆蟲?你確定我們吃昆蟲是健康的嗎?吃昆蟲真的對地球好嗎?吃昆蟲真的是我們最終最好的選擇嗎?………好吧,廢話不多說,讓我們開始這趟昆蟲之旅吧!

 

吃昆蟲是否會改變世界?讓我們的環境變得更美好??

 

全世界有上百萬的昆蟲,而身為哺乳動物的我們、鳥類、爬蟲類卻是相對少數。早在有歷史紀錄以前,就有人類吃昆蟲維生的紀錄。很多人對於吃昆蟲這件事感到噁心,但是以昆蟲為食,或許能為生存在地球上的上億人口提供一個維持食物供需平衡的解套方法。

 

昆蟲曾被視為是人類文明的敵人,牠們璀毀農作物、散播瘟疫,現在人類開始用不一樣的眼光看待牠們,將其視為神奇的媒介傳播者之一,商業食品供應的潛在來源。從高級餐廳用黑螞蟻作為生魚片的裝飾食材,在巴黎和東京酒吧作為小吃食物,「吃昆蟲」在市井小民的農田後院到高科技商業產業的餐桌上變得更稀鬆平常。《吃昆蟲吧!》編織了以昆蟲為食的文化背景、生態影響和發展,為讀者提供了一個幽默的觀點探索吃昆蟲之旅。

作者介紹

大衛.瓦特納-托斯(David Waltner-Toews)是屢獲殊榮的作家兼獸醫流行病學家,他已經出版7本詩集,其中包括食譜、兩本小說、六本科普書、幾個文本和關於生態系統保健方式(Ecosystem Approaches to Health)的手冊。


他是圭爾夫大學(University of Guelph)的榮譽教授,創辦了獸醫無國界(Veterinarians without Borders)以及網路對於生態系統的永續性和健康(Network for Ecosystem Sustainability and Health),也是加拿大生態系統保健方式的實踐社區中的元老。大衛.瓦特納-托斯因對於生態系統保健方式的貢獻,而成為國際生態學健康協會(The International Association for Ecology and Health)的首屆獲獎者。目前居住在加拿大安大略省的基奇納(Kitchener, Ontario)。


作者官網: http://www.davidwaltnertoews.com/

 

書評

“Waltner-Toews punctuates this serious subject with his quirky humour. . .​Eat the Beetles! is an essential part of a growing buzz​.” ― Toronto Star

 

“David Waltner-Toews seeks to overcome our cultural aversion to entomophagy ― eating insects ― and offers a compelling argument for why this practice could ensure a sustainable and secure food supply.” ― Food in Canada Magazine

 

“Eat the Beetles provides a sturdy literary exoskeleton to the field of human insectivory. An in-depth look at the science behind the movement, it entertains as it enlightens.” ― Daniella Martin, author of Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet

 

“When it comes to the future of insects as food for humans and livestock, Waltner-Toews walks the line between skepticism and optimism in an intelligent, witty, and provocative analysis that should be a model for any clear-headed discussion of non-traditional solutions to the world’s problems.” ― Jeff Lockwood, author of The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe and Love Insects and Poisoned Justice

 

“While Eat the Beetles! covers serious topics, including the world’s food scarcity issues, it’s also entertaining, with amusing stories and thoughtful reflection.” ― University of Guelph News

Review, Booklist, April 16, 2017, “Who’d have thought a book about entomophagy — the human consumption of insects — could be fun and also a serious investigation of the ecological and cultural issues involved. . . His combination of witty and critical approaches goes beyond the sensational to ponder deeper questions. . . Verdict: A scrumptious entrée into six-legged cuisine. General science readers will enjoy Waltner-Toews’s roving intelligence, while those squeamish about creepy crawlies will appreciate his disarming humor.”

得獎紀錄

2006 Winner, Best Regional Fiction – Canada West, Independent Publisher Book Awards, for One Foot in Heaven


2007 Finalist, Canadian Science Writers' Association Book Award, for
Chickens Fight Back


2014 Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Eco-Health


2014 Silver Medal, Independent Publisher Book Awards (Environment/ ecology/ nature)


2014 Finalist, Canadian Science Writers' Book Award for
The Origin of Feces