Practical Pest Control in the Countryside

Author: George Hogg

Publisher: Coch Y Bonddu Books

ISBN: 9780952851080


Page: 124

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George Hogg, game keeper turned pest-control man, reasserts the utility of traditional methods of pest control and management, generally avoiding poisons and other chemicals.

Insect Control in the People's Republic of China

A Trip Report of the American Insect Control Delegation, Submitted to the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China

Author: American Insect Control Delegation

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Beneficial insects

Page: 218

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Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 2

Conflict in the Countryside

Author: David W. Macdonald,Professor of Wildlife Conservation and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit David W Macdonald,Ruth E. Feber

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198745508


Page: 336

View: 388


Many of the encounters between farming and wildlife, especially vertebrates, involve some level of conflict which can cause disadvantage to both the wildlife and the people involved. Through a series of WildCRU case-studies, this volume investigates the sources of the problems, and ultimately of the threats to conservation, discussing a variety of remedies and mitigations, and demonstrating the benefits of evidence-based, inter-disciplinary policy.

Rats And How To Destroy Them (Traps And Trapping Series - Vermin & Pest Control)

Author: Mark Hovell

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447499379

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

View: 6397


RATS AND HOW TO DESTROY THEM By Mark Hovell. Originally published in 1924, this rare early work on rats and their control is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. READ COUNTRY BOOKS has republished it in an affordable, high quality, modern edition using the original text and artwork. The author was an expert and dedicated destroyer of rats who also invented the "Terrier" Death Run Rat Trap and the Blocking Trap. He was persuaded to write this fascinating book after fighting a memorable battle in ridding a friend's house and farm of a long established and numerous rat colony. Utilising his vast knowledge of the Brown and the Black Rat, and his many years of practical experience in their destruction, he penned this, the most comprehensive of all books ever published on this particular subject. Over five hundred pages contain forty eight detailed chapters including : - Habits and Natural History of the Rat. - Traps, Type and Use - Signals. - Trapping Methods. - Snaring. - Ferrets and Ferreting. - The Mongoose. - Dogs. - Trailing. - Poisoning. - Virus. - Blocking. - Flooding. - Fumigation. - Varnish and Rat Lime Trap. - The Rodier System. How to Deal with Rats in the House, Shop, Outbuildings, Yards, Stables, Cow -Houses, Fowl Pens, Pig Sties, Gardens, Greenhouses, Rivers and Ships. - Rats on Shooting Estates and Farms. - Sewers. - Notes on Plague. - Cancer in Rats. etc etc. There are also chapters on the control of mice, cockroaches and sparrows, with extra detailed chapters on traps and their design. Over fifty text illustrations are included, detailing trap design and usage etc. Also retained are several pages of vintage advertisements for rat traps, poisons, baits, books etc. This is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the countryside, rural conservation, pest control, game keeping etc, with much of the historical information remaining useful and practical today. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Approach of ICT in Education for Rural Development

Good Practices from Developing Countries

Author: ZENG Haijun,XIA Weifeng,WANG Jinghua,WANG Rong

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9351505189

Category: Education

Page: 624

View: 9928


A comprehensive study on the importance of ICT in rural education There are many challenges faced in effective Information and Communication Technology (ICT) implementation for rural development. This book contains policy recommendations to help drive and stimulate innovation and creativity through ICT use and reduce the digital divide and social exclusion in rural areas. The cases included in this book typically represent the ICT educational applications in China and developing countries and examine how current policies can support the overall development progress. It is expected to share good practices and to focus on spreading them better among three targeted groups of people: young people in rural areas, teachers at rural primary and high schools, and “left-behind” rural women. This book is a research result of the program “The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education for Rural Development (iERD)” that was initiated in 2012 by the UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED) along with its three other partners—UNESCO Sector Policy Advice (UNESCO-PAD) and ICT in Education, International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), and Beijing Normal University-R&D Centre for Knowledge Engineering (BNU-KSEI).

Practical Ecology for Geography and Biology

Survey, mapping and data analysis

Author: M. Gilbertson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1468414151

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Our aim in writing this book is to provide students and teachers with a simple introductory text which deals with practical aspects of ecology, environmen tal biology and biogeography, emphasizing actual field and classroom investigations. Basic concepts and methods of survey, mapping and aerial photography, data collection and data analysis are described and discussed, in order to encourage students to identify and tackle worthwhile projects. The level at which this text is appropriate depends very much upon particular circumstances. The greater part lies within the scope of the sixth form and the first and second years of college, polytechnic and university courses in the British Isles and their equivalents overseas. All students inevitably meet difficulties in the identification of plant and animal species, particularly when they venture into unfamiliar habitats and regions. This is often the cause of unnecessary alarm. Many ecological principles or problems may be illustrated by reference to familiar species and habitats, such as are found in urban environments, as well as those areas of semi-natural vegetation favoured for field courses.

Storm Warnings

Hurricanes Georges and Mitch and the Lessons for Development

Author: Martin Mowforth

Publisher: CIIR

ISBN: 9781852872328

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 84

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