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The Resource Nature wars : people vs. pests, Mark L. Winston

Nature wars : people vs. pests, Mark L. Winston

Label
Nature wars : people vs. pests
Title
Nature wars
Title remainder
people vs. pests
Statement of responsibility
Mark L. Winston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With disturbing news from the front, Nature Wars sounds the alarm against our dangerous tactics for controlling the pests that are an annoying but integral part of our world." "Thirty-five years after Silent Spring woke us to the devastation wrought by DDT, chemical pesticides are as pervasive as ever, deployed at a rate of 4 pounds a year for every man, woman, and child in this country. This ongoing commitment to pesticides, Mark Winston argues, reflects our sense of place in nature: embattled, beleaguered, driven to aggression. His book, as sensible as it is wise, seeks to change this mindset, to show how a more measured and discriminating approach to pests, one based on management rather than eradication, might serve us and the natural world far better than our ill-fated all-out war." "Winston backs up this approach with a full battery of case studies that take us from lawns and kitchens to farms and orchards, from insects and weeds to rats and coyotes." "A compelling book about ethics and choices, Nature Wars shows us the difference between protecting ourselves from real pests and poisoning ourselves and the planet."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winston, Mark L
Dewey number
577.27/9
Index
index present
LC call number
QH545.P4
LC item number
W55 1997
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH545.P4W55
NAL item number
1997
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pesticides
  • Insect pests
  • Nature
  • Pesticiden
Label
Nature wars : people vs. pests, Mark L. Winston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Moving beyond Rachel Carson
  • A new pest
  • A pestiferous world
  • Gypsy moth
  • Relatively harmless creatures
  • Weeds
  • The worm in the apple
  • Nature's perfume
  • Bees and other beneficials
  • Frankenstein plants
Control code
36909384
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780674605411
Lccn
97017302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)36909384
Label
Nature wars : people vs. pests, Mark L. Winston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Moving beyond Rachel Carson
  • A new pest
  • A pestiferous world
  • Gypsy moth
  • Relatively harmless creatures
  • Weeds
  • The worm in the apple
  • Nature's perfume
  • Bees and other beneficials
  • Frankenstein plants
Control code
36909384
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780674605411
Lccn
97017302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)36909384

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