"These two volumes are a mine of information ... useful works of reference that can be thoroughly recommended ..."
Journal of Environmental Monitoring
"... a must for every one with an interest in insecticide and fungicide metabolism and degradation ... an excellent reference book."
Plant Science 2001
"... Metabolic Pathways of Agrochemicals will be an invaluable reference for chemists, biochemists, and biologists working in the discovery, development and registration of agrochemicals, as well as scientists in related areas such as design and mode of action of pharmaceuticals."
"... this volume will be welcomed by the herbicide community ... should establish itself as an authoritative reference work in a critically important field, in the years to come."
International Journal of Environment and Pollution
"... an invaluable reference ..."
Vet Human Toxicol
"... a comprehensive reference ... a highly authoritative and informative compilation ... an easy read with rapid retrieval of the specific information desired."
42 (1) February 2000 Veterinary and Human Toxicology
"A better reference source cannot be imagined ... should be in every library and at the right hand of every agricultural chemist, toxicologist, and environmentalist."
Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
"The structures are very clear and appear carefully drawn. Each major section is preceded by an extremely well-written overview. ... these overviews are extremely valuable in themselves, providing a thumbnail sketch of the classes of material and their toxicology. ... as a metabolism chemist I found the book hard to put down. This compilation of summaries facilitates the comparison of metabolic pathways among structures and encourages the readers to draw conclusions regarding their own unifying principles of metabolism."
Based on literature (and some unpublished work provided by agrochemical companies), this sizable single volume provides a summary of data and information on the metabolism and chemical degradation of agrochemicals in soils, plants, and animals. Entries are organized by class of chemical and cover most commercially available chemicals in use today<-->including modulators of insect growth and behavior, rodenticides and nematicides. Introductions to each section provide an overview of the metabolism of each major class. The editors include independent consultants and researchers from JSC International Ltd., Shell Research Ltd., E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co., and IACR- Rothamsted. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)