American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT

American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT

The world of insects is one we only dimly understand. Yet from using arsenic, cobalt, and quicksilver to kill household infiltrators to employing the sophisticated tools of the Orkin Man, Americans have fought to eradicate the "bugs" they have learned to hate.

Inspired by the still-revolutionary theories of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, James E. McWilliams argues for a more harmonious and rational approach to our relationship with insects, one that does not harm… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 17, 2008)

Parent ISBN: 9780231139427

Language: English


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