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A Textbook of Economic Zoology

K. R. Ravindranathan, Wisdom Press, 2013, v, 416 p, figs.,, ISBN : 9789382006015, $65.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Textbook of Economic Zoology

Contents: Preface. 1. Parasitic protozoa and human diseases. 2. Parasitic Helminths and their control. 3. Phytophagus nematodes. 4. Ticks and mites. 5. Household insects. 6. Pests of sugarcane. 7. Pests of Maize, millet and wheat. 8. Pests of paddy. 9. Pests of pulse crops. 10. Pests of oil seed crops. 11. Stored grain pests. 12. Pests of cotton. 13. Pests of vegetables. 14. Pests of fruits. 15. Pests of tea. 16. Insect control. 17. Insecticide application equipments. 18. Sericulture. 19. Apiculture. 20. Lac culture. 21. Pearl culture. 22. Prawn fishery. 23. Edible fresh water fishes. 24. Fish culture. 25. Economic importance of fishes. 26. Piggery. 27. Poultry. 28. Rats: their control.

This book presents a study of Economic Zoology prescribed by the syllabi for B.Sc, B.Sc. Hons. and M.Sc. students of several universities. Some animal species are very useful for mankind while others cause great loss to the economy. Though each and every individual has its own importance in nature but a few of them such as insects silk worms lac insect honey bee prawns fishes, birds and mammals in the modern era of technology are gaining too much importance. Some pests have a very good status in small scale industries. So the study of economy of the animals would be much fruitful to mankind.

Efforts have been made to collect latest information from several standard works and journals to include all important points and details in a concise and lucid way. (jacket)

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