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Inhaltsangabe: In the tradition of Silent Spring, the incredible true story of nature striking back at those who dare to tamper with the earth.
In the spring of 1947, the farmers of Klamath County, Oregon, began a widely publicized "war of extermination" against the coyote. The campaign, which was designed to eliminate predators from the area and thereby make it "safe for mankind," was well organized, heavily financed, and extremely successful. The farmers of Oregon were pleased; they had eliminated a source of danger from their county. What they did not realize was that they also had eliminated nature's greatest check on the rodent population. All the mice needed now was a mild winter (excellent for breeding) combined with a few more fateful errors on the part of mankind, and they could literally take over.
Then in 1957 it happened: Suddenly the mice were everywhere. Mice-breeding burrows appeared throughout the county, leaving thousands of acres looking as though they had been dive-bombed. Potato farmers dug up their crops and found the mice - now as many as 10,000 inhabiting a single acre - nesting inside. Haystacks weighing up to 150 tons disappeared overnight as terror gripped the residents of Klamath County. A massive poisoning program was initiated: it had little effect on the mice, but five thousand snow geese died.
And so it went, all through that long, disastrous winter.
According to William Ashworth, one of the most compelling and dramatic environmentalist writers today, it was not really the absence of the coyote that led to the mouse war but ignorance of what he terms the Carson Factor - Rachel Carson's plea, in Silent Spring, for universal "awareness that we are dealing with life."
Titel: The Carson Factor
Verlag: Hawthorne Books
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Adult, 1979. Buchzustand: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP10713722
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Adult, 1979. Buchzustand: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP65085886
Buchbeschreibung Hawthorne Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2780962322
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Adult, 1979. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP89304627
Buchbeschreibung Hawthorne Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0801531128I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Hawthorne Books, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0801531128
Buchbeschreibung Hawthorn Books, 1979, 1979. Buchzustand: Very Good Hardback. Very Good Hardback/Very Good Dj. Ex-Library. Ex-Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 012976
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808015311254.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808015311253.0
Buchbeschreibung Hawthorn Books, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. 6" x 9 1/2." 198 pages incl. index and notes. A well-written book on a single event as a result of Rachel Carson's dedicated work. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9626