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War on Weeds in the Prairie West An Environmental History

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ISBN-10: 1552380297

ISBN-13: 9781552380291

Edition: 2001

Authors: Clinton L. Evans

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This book Spans four centuries of weed history from sixteenth-century England to mid-twentieth century Canada. Features: Evans looks at topics such as weed biology/ecology, environmental history, herbicide development, noxious weed legislation, and the emergence of weed science as a distinct field of scientific inquiry; Provides an in-depth chronicle of the war on weeds that raged in Western Canada between 1800 and 1950 and the evolution of the relationship between humans and weeds; Provides an environmental history of weeds that covers the events in Upper Canada, the Prairies, and Northern United States; Gives a brief history of herbicides and their widespread acceptance by prairie farmers…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Publication date: 1/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Weeds and Culture
What is a Weed?
A Short History of Definitions
Weeds and Culture
Good Husbandry and the Relationship Between People and Weeds in Great Britain, 1500-1900
Weeds and Reformers
Further Thoughts on Weeds
From Colony to Nation: The Transformation of Immigrant Culture in Ontario, 1800-1867
The "Rough Era," 1800-1865
Explaining Cultural Change
Dominion of the West, 1867-1905
Weeds and Weed Experts in Ontario, 1867-1900
A Colony of Ontario
Shaping a Western Identity
War on the Western Front, 1906-1945
Allies to the South
War-time Regulation, Bureaucracy, and Troop Education
In the Trenches
The Bomb and Aftermath
Herbicide Development and Use in Western Canada to 1945
2,4-D and the Dawning of the "Hormone Era," 1945-1950
The 1865 Canada Thistle Act of Upper Canada
Line Drawings of the Leading Cast of Weeds
Colour Plates