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

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

Label
Empire of the beetle : how human folly and a tiny bug are killing North America's great forests
Title
Empire of the beetle
Title remainder
how human folly and a tiny bug are killing North America's great forests
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Nikiforuk
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico. Often appearing in masses larger than schools of killer whales, the beetles engineered one of the world's greatest forest die-offs since the deforestation of Europe by peasants between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries
  • The beetle didn't act alone. Misguided science, out-of-control logging, bad public policy, and a hundred years of fire suppression created a volatile geography that released the world's oldest forest manager from all natural constraints. Like most human empires, the beetles exploded wildly and then crashed, leaving in their wake grieving landowners, humbled scientists, hungry animals, and altered watersheds. Although climate change triggered this complex event, human arrogance assuredly set the table. With little warning, an ancient insect pointedly exposed the frailty of seemingly stable manmade landscapes. And despite the billions of public dollars spent on control efforts, the beetles burn away like a fire that can't be put out
  • Drawing on first-hand accounts from entomologists, botanists, foresters, and rural residents, award-winning journalist Andrew Nikiforuk investigates this unprecedented beetle plague, its startling implications, and the lessons it holds."--Pub. desc
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
NLC
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1955-
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Nikiforuk, Andrew
Dewey number
634.9/6768097
Index
index present
LC call number
SB945.B3
LC item number
N55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB945.B3
NAL item number
N55 2011
Nature of contents
bibliography
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David Suzuki Foundation
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  • Bark beetles
  • Trees
  • Beetles
  • Forest insects
  • Trees
  • Beetles
  • North America
  • Scolytes de l'écorce
  • Arbres
  • Coléoptères
  • Insectes forestiers
  • Borkenkäfer
  • Wald
  • Nordamerika
  • Nordamerika
  • Bark beetles
  • Trees
  • Beetles
  • Forest insects
  • Forest insects
Label
Empire of the beetle : how human folly and a tiny bug are killing North America's great forests, Andrew Nikiforuk
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Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Co-published by the David Suzuki Foundation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-218) 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
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
Control code
ocn727455341
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781553655107
Lccn
2012494935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o727455341
  • (OCoLC)727455341
Label
Empire of the beetle : how human folly and a tiny bug are killing North America's great forests, Andrew Nikiforuk
Link
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Co-published by the David Suzuki Foundation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-218) 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
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
Control code
ocn727455341
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781553655107
Lccn
2012494935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o727455341
  • (OCoLC)727455341

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