Pests: A Guide to the World's Most Maligned, Yet Misunderstood Creatures

Pests: A Guide to the World's Most Maligned, Yet Misunderstood Creatures

by Ross Piper
     
 

This single volume describes the animals that are most injurious and costly to humans, examining the important roles of these pests throughout history and the implications of the never-ending wars we wage against the natural world.

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This single volume describes the animals that are most injurious and costly to humans, examining the important roles of these pests throughout history and the implications of the never-ending wars we wage against the natural world.

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"Each of the seven chapters is devoted to a specific taxonomic phylum and further divided alphabetically by popular name. These segments engagingly and accessibly explain species activity and impact, while incorporating enlarged and detailed black-and-white photographs. Sidebars offer comprehensive species lists or additional information on unusual pest traits. Further reading lists follow both chapter segments and sidebar texts in this wonderfully vivid and highly informative text."
- Library Journal

"The writing style is engaging, and explanations are clear and easily understood. Sidebars are utilized to highlight interesting facts. . . . This fascinating and thought-provoking book would be of interest to student researchers as well as to the general browser." - Booklist

"This is not a book with all the answers, but an excellent introduction to the vast array of pests and the troubles they cause, including key references to begin a more thorough study of managing any particular pest. Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice

Library Journal
Independent scholar Piper (Extinct Animals: An Encyclopedia of Species That Have Disappeared During Human History) offers an enlightening look at a broad range of vermin, from fuzzy rabbits to nausea-inducing nematodes. Each of the seven chapters is devoted to a specific taxonomic phylum and further divided alphabetically by popular name. These segments engagingly and accessibly explain species activity and impact, while incorporating enlarged and detailed black-and-white photographs. Sidebars offer comprehensive species lists or additional information on unusual pest traits. Further reading lists follow both chapter segments and sidebar texts in this wonderfully vivid and highly informative text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313384264
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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