The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect That Shaped the American Frontier
By (author) Jeffrey A. Lockwood
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Locust by Jeffrey A. Lockwood
Book DescriptionIn 1876, the U.S. Congress declared the locust "the single greatest impediment to the settlement of the country between Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains." Throughout the nineteenth century, swarms of locusts regularly swept across the American continent, turning noon into dusk, devastating farm communities, and bringing trains to a halt. The outbreaks subsided in the 1890s, and then, suddenly--and mysteriously--the Rocky Mountain locust vanished. A century later, entomologist Jeffrey Lockwood vowed to discover why.Locust is the story of how one insect shaped the history of the western United States. A compelling personal narrative drawing on historical accounts and modern science, this beautifully written book brings to life the cultural, economic, and political forces at work in America in the late nineteenth century, even as it solves one of the greatest extinction mysteries of our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465041671
(204mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jeffrey A. Lockwood
Infested Mind, Hardback (December 2013)
Examines the unique psychological attitude of human beings toward insects, and discusses why people are scared, disgusted, or enthralled by them.
Six-legged Soldiers, Paperback (July 2010)
In Six-Legged Soldiers, Jeffrey A. Lockwood paints a brilliant portrait of the many weirdly creative, truly frightening, and ultimately powerful ways in which insects have been used as weapons of war, terror, and torture.
Philosophical Foundations for the Practices of Ecology, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Jeffrey A. Lockwood
Ecology is a difficult field - this book presents a coherent philosophy for the struggle to understand, practise and teach it.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey A. Lockwood
Jeffrey A. Lockwood is Professor of Natural Sciences and Humanities at the University of Wyoming. The author of Grasshopper Dreaming, he has been awarded a Pushcart Prize as well as the 2003 John Burroughs Award.
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