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Cane toads : a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science, Nigel Turvey

Label
Cane toads : a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science
Title
Cane toads
Title remainder
a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Turvey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Before the birth of modern insecticides, farmers and gardeners used predatory and parasitic wasps and flies, insect-eating birds, lizards and toads as agents of biological control. In the late 19th century sugar cane scientists carried cane toads from Barbados to Puerto Rico, to Hawai'i and then Queensland to control pests. Toads were introduced to some 138 countries, and are now ranked among the world's most invasive species. Queensland's sugar scientists released the toad into cane fields in 1935. They were supported by cane growers, politicians, the nation's leading scientists, the premier of Queensland and the prime minister of Australia. Only a lone voice objected. In the following 70 years they spread as far as western NSW and Western Australia. This story is about good intentions, unintended consequences and of simple acts leading to catastrophic outcomes. It is about scientists so committed to solving a problem, serving their country, their leaders and the industry that employed them, that they are blinkered to adverse impacts. There are lessons to learn from the toad's tale. And as the tale shows, we still come perilously close to repeating the mistakes of the past
Cataloging source
ANL
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1948-
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Turvey, Nigel D
Dewey number
597.80994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pest introduction
  • Bufo marinus
  • Bufo marinus
  • Toads
  • Biological invasions
  • Nonindigenous pests
  • Sugarcane
Label
Cane toads : a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science, Nigel Turvey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 219-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000051917419
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 247 pages
Isbn
9781743323595
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)857766002
Label
Cane toads : a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science, Nigel Turvey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 219-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000051917419
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 247 pages
Isbn
9781743323595
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)857766002

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