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1 S.K. Pottekkat (Author), Sreedevi K. Nair & Radhika P. Menon (Trs)
Tales of Athiranippadam
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8125051279 / 9788125051275; Softcover; New; 
Tales of Athiranippadam, translated from the Malayalam Oru Desathinte Katha, is the fictionalised autobiography of S. K. Pottekkatt, the acclaimed Malayalam writer. Sreedharan, the central character, offers us a glimpse of the author’s own life in the little corner of the earth called Athiranippadam, where he was raised. The narrative uses an interesting mix of street gossip, fairy tale and recorded history. The characters that people the pages hold within themselves reminiscences of people we have met, conversations we have had, places we have seen and people we may know.Printed Pages: 456. 101886

Price: 16.00 USD
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2 K.S.S. Nair
Tropical Forest Insect Pests: Ecology, Impact, and Management
Cambridge University Press; Cambridge, UK; 2007; 0521873320 / 9780521873321; First Edition; Hardcover; Brand New; Brand New; 
Tropical Forest Insect Pests promotes a better theoretical understanding of pest population dynamics, and causes of forest insect outbreaks in the tropics. Covering pests of both natural forests and plantations, it examines the diversity of tropical forest insects; their ecological functions; the concept of pests; and the incidence of pests in natural forests, plantations, and stored timber. General issues on which foresters and forest entomologists hold strong traditional views, such as the severity of pest incidence in plantations vs. natural forests, in plantations of exotics vs. indigenous tree species, and in monocultures vs. mixed plantations are discussed. The final section looks in detail at specific insect pests of the common plantation tree species across the tropics, with recommendations for their control. This is a comprehensive resource suitable for graduate students and researchers in forestry and tropical forest entomology, and for forest plantation managers in the tropics. • Provides detailed pest profiles of all major plantation pests thus identifying profitable research areas • Facilitates appreciation of the ecological role of insects and the rationale behind modern pest management • Presents a holistic picture of the ecological framework to aid understanding Contents Foreword; Preface; 1. Forestry in the tropics; 2. Overview of tropical forest insects; 3. Ecology of insects in the forest environment; 4. Insect pests in natural forests; 5. Insect pests in plantations - general aspects; 6. Insect pests of stored timber; 7. Population dynamics: what makes an insect a pest?; 8. General issues in forest entomology; 9. Management of tropical forest insect pests; 10. Insect pests in plantations - case studies. Printed Pages: 422 with 61 line diagrams, 37 half tones, and 31 tables. 019999

Price: 110.00 USD
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