Lockwood, Jeffrey

 

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Ted Brummond

Educated as an entomologist and originally working on grasshopper and locust management, Jeff Lockwood metamorphosed into a professor of natural sciences and humanities.  He enjoys a split appointment between the department of philosophy and the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Wyoming.  In this context, Lockwood explores the interface between scientific knowledge and human values, social practices, and philosophical understandings.  His earlier books include two collections of essays (Grasshopper Dreaming and Prairie Soul) and a critically acclaimed popular science/history book, Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier.


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On his book Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War
(Our Cover Feature of January 16, 2009)