Infested

Filename: infested.pdf
ISBN: 9780226042091
Release Date: 2015-04-08
Number of pages: 224
Author: Brooke Borel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online Infested in PDF and EPUB Bed bugs. Few words strike such fear in the minds of travelers. In cities around the world, lurking beneath the plush blankets of otherwise pristine-looking hotel beds are tiny bloodthirsty beasts just waiting for weary wanderers to surrender to a vulnerable slumber. Though bed bugs today have infested the globe, the common bed bug is not a new pest at all. Indeed, as Brooke Borel reveals in this unusual history, this most-reviled species may date back over 250,000 years, wreaking havoc on our collective psyche while even inspiring art, literature, and music—in addition to vexatious red welts. In Infested, Borel introduces readers to the biological and cultural histories of these amazingly adaptive insects, and the myriad ways in which humans have responded to them. She travels to meet with scientists who are rearing bed bug colonies—even by feeding them with their own blood (ouch!)—and to the stages of musicals performed in honor of the pests. She explores the history of bed bugs and their apparent disappearance in the 1950s after the introduction of DDT, charting how current infestations have flourished in direct response to human chemical use as well as the ease of global travel. She also introduces us to the economics of bed bug infestations, from hotels to homes to office buildings, and the expansive industry that has arisen to combat them. Hiding during the day in the nooks and seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, dresser tables, wallpaper, or any clutter around a bed, bed bugs are thriving and eager for their next victim. By providing fascinating details on bed bug science and behavior as well as a captivating look into the lives of those devoted to researching or eradicating them, Infested is sure to inspire at least a nibble of respect for these tenacious creatures—while also ensuring that you will peek beneath the sheets with prickly apprehension.




The Infested Mind

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ISBN: 9780199374939
Release Date: 2013-09-25
Number of pages: 240
Author: Jeffrey Lockwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Infested Mind in PDF and EPUB The human reaction to insects is neither purely biological nor simply cultural. And no one reacts to insects with indifference. Insects frighten, disgust and fascinate us. Jeff Lockwood explores this phenomenon through evolutionary science, human history, and contemporary psychology, as well as a debilitating bout with entomophobia in his work as an entomologist. Exploring the nature of anxiety and phobia, Lockwood explores the lively debate about how much of our fear of insects can be attributed to ancestral predisposition for our own survival and how much is learned through individual experiences. Drawing on vivid case studies, Lockwood explains how insects have come to infest our minds in sometimes devastating ways and supersede even the most rational understanding of the benefits these creatures provide. No one can claim to be ambivalent in the face of wasps, cockroaches or maggots but our collective entomophobia is wreaking havoc on the natural world as we soak our food, homes and gardens in powerful insecticides. Lockwood dissects our common reactions, distinguishing between disgust and fear, and invites readers to consider their own emotional and physiological reactions to insects in a new framework that he's derived from cutting-edge biological, psychological, and social science.



Spatial analysis of livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Striga infested maize growing areas of eastern and southern Africa

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ISBN: 9789781313288
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Publisher: IITA

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Growth and Ectomycorrhizal Development of Loblolly Pine Seedlings in Nursery Soil Infested with Pisolitus Tinctorius and Thelephora Terrestris in Virginia

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ISBN: MINN:31951D030058894
Release Date: 1978
Number of pages: 4
Author: Donald H. Marx
Publisher:

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The Shark Infested Custard

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ISBN: 9780307490858
Release Date: 2009-08-26
Number of pages: 272
Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

Download and read online The Shark Infested Custard in PDF and EPUB From the master of Miami noir comes this tale of four regular guys living in a singles apartment building who experience firsthand that there's more than one type of heat in Miami. Larry Dolman is a rather literal minded ex-cop who now works private security. Eddie Miller is an airline pilot who's studying to get his real estate license. Don Luchessi is a silver salesman who's separated from his wife but too Catholic to get a divorce. Hank Norton is a drug company rep who gets four times as many dames as any of the other guys. They are all regular guys who like to drink, play cards, meet broads, and shoot a little pool. But when a friendly bet goes horribly awry, they find themselves with two dead bodies on their hands and a homicidal husband in the wings—and acting more like hardened criminals than upstanding citizens. From the Trade Paperback edition.




Remedial Treatment of Lodgepole Pine Infested with Mountain Pine Beetle

Filename: remedial-treatment-of-lodgepole-pine-infested-with-mountain-pine-beetle.pdf
ISBN: MINN:31951D02964670J
Release Date: 1985
Number of pages: 3
Author: Paul E. Tilden
Publisher:

Download and read online Remedial Treatment of Lodgepole Pine Infested with Mountain Pine Beetle in PDF and EPUB Lindane is registered for remedial control of bark beetles; however, forestry uses are controversial and alternative chemicals are needed. Chlorpyrifos (Dursban 4E), carbaryl (Sevimol 4), and fenitrothion (Sumithion 8E) at 1, 2, and 4 pct active ingredient, and lindane at the registered dosage of 0.6 pct were sprayed on lodgepole pine (Pinus contorts Dougl. var. latvolia Engelm.) bolts infested with mountain pine beetles (Dendroclonus ponderosae Hopkins) in Colorado. Mean survival ratios (n=10) of the proportions of beetles emerging from treated bolts to the proportion emerging from control bolts indicated that chlorpyrifos and fenitrotkion at 2 and 4 pct were about as effective as lindane in reducing emergence.


Procedures for Using Yield Simulation Programs for Dwarf Mistletoe infested Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pine Stands

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ISBN: MINN:31951D029957897
Release Date: 1973
Number of pages: 4
Author: Frank G. Hawksworth
Publisher:

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Immigration and the Constitution Shark infested waters procedural due process in constitutional immigration law

Filename: immigration-and-the-constitution-shark-infested-waters-procedural-due-process-in-constitutional-immigration-law.pdf
ISBN: 0815340613
Release Date: 2001-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: Gabriel Jackson Chin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online Immigration and the Constitution Shark infested waters procedural due process in constitutional immigration law in PDF and EPUB This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.