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The Resource Chasing the red queen : the evolutionary race between agricultural pests and poisons, Andy Dyer

Chasing the red queen : the evolutionary race between agricultural pests and poisons, Andy Dyer

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Chasing the red queen : the evolutionary race between agricultural pests and poisons
Title
Chasing the red queen
Title remainder
the evolutionary race between agricultural pests and poisons
Statement of responsibility
Andy Dyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With Chasing the Red Queen, Andy Dyer offers the first book to apply the Red Queen Hypothesis to agriculture. Dyer examines one of the world’s most pressing problems as a biological case study. He presents key concepts, from Darwin’s principles of natural selection to genetic variation and adaptive phenotypes. Understanding the fundamentals of ecology and biology is the first step to playing the Red Queen, and escaping her unwinnable race. The book’s novel frame will help students, researchers, and policy-makers alike apply that knowledge to the critical task of achieving food security
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10396359
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Dyer, Andy
Dewey number
632/.95042
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Pesticide resistance
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Agricultural ecology
  • Agricultural ecology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Pesticide resistance
Target audience
adult
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the evolutionary race between agricultural pests and poisons
Label
Chasing the red queen : the evolutionary race between agricultural pests and poisons, Andy Dyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the Red Queen. The never-ending race: adaptation and environmental stress -- The evolution of farming: scaling up productivity -- Survival of the fittest: Darwin's principles -- Ignoring the Red Queen. Reductionist farming: losing ecosystem services -- A weed by any other name : monocultures and wild species -- Running faster: insecticide and herbicide resistance -- Trying to beat the Red Queen. Exercises in futility: cases of resistance -- King Cotton vs. The Red Queen -- The cornucopia of maize vs.. the Red Queen -- The Red Queen trumps technology: the failures of biotech -- Playing the Red Queen. Understanding the chase to escape the cycle -- Slowing the race by slowing the attach -- Ecosystem farming: letting nature do the work -- Integrated systems and long-term stability -- Epilogue: Putting all of our eggs in a diversity of baskets
Control code
ocn876350441
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 221 pages
Isbn
9781610915182
Lccn
2014942401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876350441
Label
Chasing the red queen : the evolutionary race between agricultural pests and poisons, Andy Dyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the Red Queen. The never-ending race: adaptation and environmental stress -- The evolution of farming: scaling up productivity -- Survival of the fittest: Darwin's principles -- Ignoring the Red Queen. Reductionist farming: losing ecosystem services -- A weed by any other name : monocultures and wild species -- Running faster: insecticide and herbicide resistance -- Trying to beat the Red Queen. Exercises in futility: cases of resistance -- King Cotton vs. The Red Queen -- The cornucopia of maize vs.. the Red Queen -- The Red Queen trumps technology: the failures of biotech -- Playing the Red Queen. Understanding the chase to escape the cycle -- Slowing the race by slowing the attach -- Ecosystem farming: letting nature do the work -- Integrated systems and long-term stability -- Epilogue: Putting all of our eggs in a diversity of baskets
Control code
ocn876350441
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 221 pages
Isbn
9781610915182
Lccn
2014942401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876350441

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