Nature Wars: People Vs. Pests

Nature Wars People Vs Pests The aim of this book is to sound the alarm against dangerous tactics for controlling the pests that are an annoying but integral part of our world Over years after the devastation wrought by DDT c

  • Title: Nature Wars: People Vs. Pests
  • Author: Mark L. Winston
  • ISBN: 9780674605428
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nature Wars: People Vs. Pests

    The aim of this book is to sound the alarm against dangerous tactics for controlling the pests that are an annoying but integral part of our world Over 30 years after the devastation wrought by DDT, chemical pesticides are as pervasive as ever The author argues that this ongoing commitment to pesticides reflects our sense of place in nature embattled, beleaguered and drThe aim of this book is to sound the alarm against dangerous tactics for controlling the pests that are an annoying but integral part of our world Over 30 years after the devastation wrought by DDT, chemical pesticides are as pervasive as ever The author argues that this ongoing commitment to pesticides reflects our sense of place in nature embattled, beleaguered and driven to aggression Here he seeks to show how a measured and discriminating approach to pests, one based on management rather than obliteration, might serve us and the natural world much better Case studies are used and take the reader from lawns and kitchens to farms and orchards, from insects and weeds to rats and coyotes These show the complex political, biological, economic, social and personal interactions that lie behind each pest management decision The diverse instances of pest management are considered, and reveal a consistent pattern of mistakes and problems The author uses these to lead to a realistic, workable proposal for reducing pesticide use.

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    One thought on “Nature Wars: People Vs. Pests

    1. Jen

      Very dry and the author repeats himself often, but worth the read since I learned a lot about chemical pesticides and alternative methods. Depressing since it sounds like we're just going to keep using good ol' fashioned chemicals for the foreseeable future. Also a depressing view of people since the author blames the consumer for the overuse of chemical pesticides rather than the companies, saying that it's our fault for wanting produce that looks perfect.

    2. Jess

      For people who have little to no idea about 'pests' and their important ecological roles it's a great book. (From gypsy moths to weeds and beyond) Because I've learned all this info in my env. college classes, it's not that interesting a read.

    3. Namrirru

      Intelligent, amusing, ironic. He has a way of putting information for the greatest impact. It's a great read and it makes you feel bad for being a silly human.

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