Book 2014

Chasing the Red Queen

The Evolutionary Race Between Agricultural Pests and Poisons

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ISBN: 978-1-59726-536-2 (Print) 978-1-61091-520-5 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Introducing the Red Queen

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-13

      The Never-Ending Race: Adaptation and Environmental Stress

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      Chapter

      Pages 15-32

      The Evolution of Farming: Scaling Up Productivity

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      Chapter

      Pages 33-41

      Survival of the Fittest: Darwin’s Principles

  3. Ignoring the Red Queen

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 43-43

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      Chapter

      Pages 45-60

      Reductionist Farming: Losing Ecosystem Services

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      Chapter

      Pages 61-69

      A Weed by Any Other Name: Monocultures and Wild Species

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      Chapter

      Pages 71-80

      Running Faster: Insecticide and Herbicide Resistance

  4. Trying to Beat the Red Queen

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81

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      Chapter

      Pages 83-93

      Exercises in Futility: Cases of Resistance

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      Chapter

      Pages 95-105

      King Cotton vs. the Red Queen

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      Chapter

      Pages 107-115

      The Cornucopia of Maize vs. the Red Queen

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      Chapter

      Pages 117-132

      The Red Queen Trumps Technology: The Failures of Biotech

  5. Playing the Red Queen

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133

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      Chapter

      Pages 135-141

      Understanding the Chase to Escape the Cycle

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      Chapter

      Pages 143-158

      Slowing the Race by Slowing the Attack

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      Chapter

      Pages 159-171

      Ecosystem Farming: Letting Nature Do the Work

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      Chapter

      Pages 173-188

      Integrated Systems and Long-Term Stability

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      Chapter

      Pages 189-192

      Epilogue: Putting All of Our Eggs in a Diversity of Baskets

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 193-221