Fine. No Dust Jacket Present. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 357 pages. "The role played by insects in western Canada is inextricably interwined with the fortunes of agricultural man. "The opening of the prairie west to agricultural setlement and the arrival of settlers in great numbers from many foreign copuntries brought an immediate and direct interest in the insect life of the prairies. The settlement of river valleys in British Columbia and the development of orchards resulted in the same direct interest in insect pests there. Up to this period insects had been considered a source of irritation to man and beast alike-a fact of the country. Some vistors had found aesthetic pleasuire in the variety of insect life. With the coming of the homesteaders the economic factor came to the fore. " FINE HARDCOVER.
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