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Empire of the beetle : how human folly and a tiny bug are killing North America's great forests / Andrew Nikiforuk.

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Summary:

Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of bark beetle outbreaks killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico, resulting in one of the world's greatest forest die-offs since the deforestation of Europe by peasants between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. The author explains that helping this catastrophe to occur were misguided science, out-of-control logging, bad public policy, and 100 years of fire suppression.
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Baker County Library 634.9676 .N692e (Text) 37814002569300 NON-FICTION Book None 06/07/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1553655109 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781553655107 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 230 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : David Suzuki Foundation : [2011]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Alaska storm -- The beetle, the bus, and the carbon castle -- The lodgepole tsunami -- The war against the insect enemy -- The wake of the beetle -- The ghost forest -- The song of the beetle -- The sheath-winged cosmos -- The two Dianas -- The parable of the worm.
Summary, etc.:
Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of bark beetle outbreaks killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico, resulting in one of the world's greatest forest die-offs since the deforestation of Europe by peasants between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. The author explains that helping this catastrophe to occur were misguided science, out-of-control logging, bad public policy, and 100 years of fire suppression.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Bark beetles > North America.
Trees > Diseases and pests > North America.
Beetles > Effect of forest management on > North America.
Forest insects > Control > North America.

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