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Entomology, Ecology and Agriculture
The Making of Science Careers in North America, 1885-1985




ISBN 9783718659074
Published September 1, 1996 by Routledge
208 Pages

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This study is facilitated by following economic entomologists' and ecologists' changing ideas about different pest control strategies, chiefly 'chemical', 'biological', and 'integrated' control. The author then follows the efforts of one specific group of entomologists, at the University of California, over three generations from their advocacy of 'biological' controls in the 1930s and 40s, through their shifting attention to the development of an 'integrated pest management' in the context of 'big biology' during the 1970s.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 Entomology in the United States; Chapter 2 Entomology in Canada; Chapter 3 Biological Control in the United States and Canada; Chapter 4 Biological Control, Integrated Control, and Ecological Theory; Chapter 5 Environmentalism and Entomological Research, 1960–1975; Chapter 6 Ecological Modeling and Integrated Pest Management; Conclusion; Index;

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Biography

Paolo Palladino is a Wellcome Lecturer in History of Medicine in the History Department at Lancaster University, UK.,
University of Lancaster, UK