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              Pests and Pestilence: The Management of Invasive Species, Pests and Disease in New Zealand
                

              Pests and Pestilence: The Management of Invasive Species, Pests and Disease in New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Lester, Phil

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              'Pestilence' is a word that conjures up destruction at a large scale. It can be a plague of ravenous rabbits, millions of wilding pines that swallow up landscapes, a virus that brings the world to its knees within weeks of emergence. In Phil Lester's new book we dive deep into... the world of pestilence. We learn the stories of pests that are plants, animals and pathogens, and consider how we can manage their spread in Aotearoa and around the world. The human movement of diseases and pests has affected every corner of the globe, even Antarctica. We need effective management approaches that cause the least possible harm, especially as our population grows and we become increasingly connected. Lester explores the problems of international movement, methodologies designed to limit the unintentional introduction of species across borders, New Zealand's biosecurity legislation, the limits and possibilities of eradication as a goal, the means of population control, and the management of pathogens in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Illuminating this discussion are stories of cats on parachutes, angry hippos, cannibalistic cane toads, and a cook who unwittingly gave typhoid to at least 51 other people. Fascinating and lucidly written, Pests and Pestilence draws on many strands of history and science to ask how we can best manage the pathogens, animal and plant species that can do us harm.
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              ISBN 9781776920082
              Published NZ 11 Aug 2022
              Publisher Te Herenga Waka University Pre
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              Dan and Phil Go Outside
               

              Dan and Phil Go Outside (Hardback)

              By Howell, Dan; Lester, Phil

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              Dan Howell and Phil Lester, avoiders of human contact and direct sunlight, actually went outside. Travelling around the world on tour, they have collected hundreds of exclusive, intimate and funny photos, as well as revealing and captivating side notes, to show the behind-the-sce...nes story of their adventure.
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              ISBN 9781785035227
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher Ebury Publishing
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader and Ingenious Predator
               

              The Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader and Ingenious Predator (Paperback)

              By Lester, Phil

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              The Vulgar Wasp tells the story of the common wasp and its impact on us and our biodiversity.

              ISBN 9781776561858
              Published NZ 12 Apr 2018
              Publisher Te Herenga Waka University Pre
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              The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil
               

              The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil (Hardback)

              By Howell, Dan; Lester, Phil

              • RRP: $35.00
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              Helps you learn how to draw cat whiskers. This book offers advice on what to do in an awkward situation and discover which of our dining chairs represents you emotionally.

              ISBN 9781785031090
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
              Publisher Ebury Publishing
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Healthy Bee, Sick Bee
                

              Healthy Bee, Sick Bee (Address book / Other)

              By Lester, Phil

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              Phil Lester's first book, The Vulgar Wasp, was about one of the world's most hated insects. His second is about just the opposite - the honey bee, arguably one of our best-loved six-legged creatures. People have revered honey bees for centuries. Today we celebrate them with toys,... postage stamps and campaigns to raise awareness; we dress up in large bee suits to protest the use of pesticides; we've even sent bees into space and watched as they adjusted to microgravity. Bees are one of the world's most efficient pollinators. Their work is vital to the success of many food crops, and hence to the world's economy. So we need to take seriously any threats to their health - including parasites, pathogens, predators and pesticides - and, guided by evidence at every turn, find a way to minimise harm and keep bees thriving. As Healthy Bee, Sick Bee shows, this is no small task. In this book, entomologist Phil Lester explores the wonderfully complex and sometimes brutally efficient life history of honey bees, and the problems they face in New Zealand and around the globe. What causes a beehive to collapse? Are pesticides as big a problem as they appear? What can we do to improve the health of our honey bees? With intelligence, insight and entomologist jokes, Healthy Bee, Sick Bee tells the story of this much-loved little insect and offers new ways of thinking about how to ensure they will stick around in the future.
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              ISBN 9781776564057
              Published NZ 8 Oct 2020
              Publisher Te Herenga Waka University Pre
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