[PDF / EPUB] The Great Gypsy Moth War The History Of The First Campaign In Massachusetts To Eradicate The Gypsy Moth 1890 1901 In The Great Gypsy Moth War Robert J Spear presents the untold story behind the importation and release of the gypsy moth in North America and the astonishing series of coincidences that brought the s In The Great Gypsy Moth War Robert J Gypsy Moth ePUB ↠ Spear presents the untold story behind the importation and release of the gypsy moth in North America and the astonishing series of coincidences that brought the state of Massachusetts to a decade long war against this tenacious insect Spear traces the events leading up to the beginning of the war in notes the causes for its failure and shows the terrible legacy it left as the precedent for all subseuent insect eradication campaigns During the Civil War when the supply of The Great PDF \ cotton from southern fields was disrupted the owners of northern textile mills looked elsewhere for raw fiber One source was silk Among those experimenting with silkworm production was a Frenchman named Etienne Leopold Trouvelot who had settled outside of Boston It was Trouvelot who imported the gypsy moths and inadvertently allowed them to escape Soon the invasion was on and a counteroffensive was reuired Spear reveals the turbulent undercurrents in the eradication campaign when the enthusiasm of the entomologists in charge turned into desperation upon the discovery that their alien adversary Great Gypsy Moth MOBI î was much tougher than they thought Fighting a war they could not win and dared not lose the leaders of the campaign resorted to political maneuvering cheap tricks and outright misrepresentation to maintain a façade of success urging the Commonwealth to continue funding the war long after any chance of victory had faded More than just reviewing the important events of this historic episode Spear tells the story in an engaging way often through the first hand accounts of those who were directly involved Much of what Spear has written is Great Gypsy Moth War The PDF \ new the recounting Great Gypsy Moth War The PDF \ is lively and the information he presents shows that almost all of the previous beliefs about the campaign to eradicate the gypsy moths are myths In the process he also traces the rise of modern economic entomology and the birth of the pesticide industry.
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- The Great Gypsy Moth War The History Of The First Campaign In Massachusetts To Eradicate The Gypsy Moth 1890 1901
- Robert J. Spear
- 16 April 2015 Robert J. Spear