Nature Wars: People vs. Pests
The dire warnings of Rachel Carson in her classic `Silent Spring' of the early 1960s do not seem to have been heeded. The ongoing battle against pests using chemicals to eradicate the insects and weeds leave long-lasting residues harmful to ourselves and animals that we would normally wish to protect and conserve. The author of this book argues a case for pest control by careful management rather than by eradication. This is a compelling book about ethics and choices. We should not be waging war on nature but developing our responsibilities as stewards of the environment.