PANNA: Resource Pointer #273


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Resource Pointer #273
January 24, 2002


For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Millions of Monarchs, Bunches of Beetles: How Bugs Find Strength in Numbers* 2000. Gilbert Waldbauer. Describes the variety and complexity of relationships within groups of social insects. Details the ecology of monarch butterflies, colony-climate control strategies of termites, natural predators of tent caterpillars, ancient agricultural practices used to combat cornborers, young-nurturing practices of spiders, loose coordination efforts of swarming locusts and much more. Articulates both ecological and economic importance of several groups of insects. 264 pages. US$16.95 or UK£11.50. Contact Harvard University Press, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; phone (800) 448-2242 or (617) 495-2480; fax (800) 962-4983; email Contact_HUP@harvard.edu; Web site http://www.hup.harvard.edu/.

*An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles* 2000. Arthur Evans and Charles Bellamy; photography by Lisa Watson. Details the diversity and complexity of the largest single group of organisms--beetles. Features dozens of detailed color photographs of beetle specimens. Outlines the ecological importance of various groups of beetles, as well as impacts of economically important beetles on human food production. 208 pages. US$24.95 or UK£17.95. Contact University of California Press, 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720; phone (510) 642-4247; fax (510) 643-7127; email askucp@ucpress.edu; Web site http://www.ucpress.edu/.

*Exotic Pests and Diseases: Biology, Economics , Public Policy* 1999. Summary report of a conference on pest issues in California sponsored by Agricultural Issues Center, University of California. Presenters reported on specific case studies of past, present and potential pest threats in California, including the ash whitefly, foot and mouth disease, plant-feeding nematodes, Mediterranean fruit fly, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), yellow starthistle and chrysanthemum white rust. 252 pages. US$20.00. Companion video, US$15.00. Contact Agricultural Issues Center, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616; phone (530) 752-2320; fax (530) 752-5451; email agissues@ucdavis.edu; Web site http://aic.ucdavis.edu/.

*Integrated Pest Management Guidelines for Structural Pests: Model Guidelines for Training and Implementation* 2000. Craig Hollingsworth, ed. Developed by the Structural Working Group of the Massachusetts IPM Council. Provides a systematic strategy for addressing specific structural pest situations. Serves as an educational tool for pest control professionals, building managers and homeowners who wish to practice integrated pest management. Specific pests include ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas, flies, rodents, subterranean termites and more. Also includes a list of pest information Web sites. 58 pages. US$10.00 (less for bulk orders) plus US$5.00 shipping for the first copy (US$1 for additional copies). Contact UMass Extension Bookstore, Draper Hall, 40 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9244; phone (413) 545-5539; fax (413) 545-5174; email nates@umext.umass.edu; Web site http://www.massdfa.org/ipmcouncil.htm.

*Integrated Pest Management for Apples and Pears* 1999. Barbara Ohlendorf, University of California Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources. Outlines comprehensive integrated pest management strategies for California apple and pear production (also applicable for use elsewhere). Gives detailed information on ecology of both crops and pests. Covers pests such as gophers, deer, caterpillars, mites, sawflies, root and crown rot disease, scab, fire blight, viruses, nematodes, weeds and more. 231 pages. US$30.00. Contact University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communications Services-Publications, 6701 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94608-1239; phone (510) 642-2431 or (800) 994-8849; fax (510) 643-5470; email danrcs@ucdavis.edu; Web site http://danrcs.ucdavis.edu/.

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