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The Resource The war on weeds in the Prairie West : an environmental history, Clinton L. Evans

The war on weeds in the Prairie West : an environmental history, Clinton L. Evans

Label
The war on weeds in the Prairie West : an environmental history
Title
The war on weeds in the Prairie West
Title remainder
an environmental history
Statement of responsibility
Clinton L. Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book spans four centuries of weed history from sixteenth-century England to mid-twentieth century Canada. Features; Evans looks at topics such as weed biology/ecology, environmental history, herbicide development, noxious weed legislation, and the emergence of weed science as a distinct field of scientific inquiry; Provides an in-depth chronicle of the war on weeds that raged in Western Canada between 1800 and 1950 and the evolution of the relationship between humans and weeds; Provides an environmental history of weeds that covers the events in Upper Canada, the Prairies, and Northern United States; Gives a brief history of herbicides and their widespread acceptance by prairie farmers in the middle of the 1900s; Evans draws on extensive primary sources and considers the delicate connection between human culture and the natural world; The book is particularly timely because of debates on the use of pesticides and herbicide resistance crops, such as canola; Fills a need for a detailed survey of agricultural development and settlement on the Prairies.; In this provocative book, Evans suggests that herbicides have simply prolonged the war on weeds, and that by breeding herbicide resistance into crops, agrochemical companies are attempting to secure long-term herbicide and genetically-modified seed sales by forcing farmers to continue to fight a war that can never be won
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Clinton L.
Dewey number
632/.5/09712
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB613.C2
LC item number
E92 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB613.C2
NAL item number
E83 2002
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weeds
  • Weeds
  • Mauvaises herbes, Lutte contre les
  • Mauvaises herbes, Lutte contre les
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Weeds
  • Ontario
  • Prairie Provinces
Label
The war on weeds in the Prairie West : an environmental history, Clinton L. Evans
Link
http://covers.openlibrary.org/b/isbn/1552380297-M.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50553012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585402901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50553012
  • (OCoLC)50553012
Label
The war on weeds in the Prairie West : an environmental history, Clinton L. Evans
Link
http://covers.openlibrary.org/b/isbn/1552380297-M.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50553012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585402901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50553012
  • (OCoLC)50553012

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