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Insects and gardens : in pursuit of a garden ecology

Author: Eric Grissell
Publisher: Portland, Or. ; London : Timber, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With a sound basis in science and a practical grounding in gardening experience, Grissell introduces the reader to the role of insects in garden ecology. His insightful account of insect biology is supported by Goodpasture's photographs, which reveal a captivating beauty and illustrate the vital interdependence between insects and plants. This book will be loved by anyone seeking a greater appreciation and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Grissell
ISBN: 0881927686 9780881927689
OCLC Number: 63400163
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Awards: Winner of Garden Writers Association Garden Globe Award for Best Product 2002
Winner of American Horticultural Society Book Award 2002
Description: 345 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Lives of the Insects --
Chapter 1. What Is (and Is Not) an Insect? --
Chapter 2. Orders in the Garden --
Chapter 3. Some Basics of Insect Development --
Chapter 4. Survival --
Part I. The Ecology of Gardening --
Chapter 5. The Function of Insects in the Garden --
Chapter 6. The Interactions between Insects and Plants --
Chapter 7. The Interactions of insects with Each Other --
Chapter 8. Conceptions: A View to the Garden --
Chapter 9. Diversity: The Basis of a Balanced Garden --
Part III. Insects and Humans: The Gardener's Perspective --
Chapter 10. Increasing Diversity in the Garden --
Chapter 11. Inviting Insects into the Garden --
Chapter 12. Fear and Loathing: A Gardener's Guide --
Chapter 13. Appreciating Insects --
Chapter 14. The Realistic Gardener --
Additional Reading --
Index.
Other Titles: In pursuit of a garden ecology
Responsibility: Eric Grissell.

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Introduces readers to the role of insects in garden ecology. This book is suitable for those seeking a greater appreciation and understanding of these often-maligned garden visitors.  Read more...

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