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Locust: The Devastating Rise & Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect That Shaped the American Frontier
Locust: The Devastating Rise & Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect That Shaped the American Frontier
 
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 2004
Pages: 294
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 738208949

Product Code: 756797659

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Jeffrey A. Lockwood (au). The story of Americaís most extraordinary insect, recounted by the scientist who solved the mystery of its extinction. Throughout the 19th century, swarms of locusts regularly swept across the continent, turning noon into dusk, devastating farms, & bringing trains to a halt. These outbreaks forced the fed. govít. to establish a commission that brought together some of the greatest scientific minds of the day -- the first time science was called upon to address a nat. crisis. The commission began the fledgling field  of entomology, launching a golden era of discovery. Over the next few decades, the Rocky Mtn. Locust suddenly -- & mysteriously -- vanished. Lockwood eventually solved one of the greatest ecological mysteries of our time. Illus.

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