By Andy Dyer
With Chasing the crimson Queen, Andy Dyer bargains the 1st booklet to use the crimson Queen speculation to agriculture. He illustrates that after choice strain raises, species evolve in reaction, making a unending, perpetually-escalating pageant among predator (us) and prey (bugs and weeds). the result's farmers are stuck in a vicious cycle of chemical dependence, caught utilizing more and more risky and costly toxics to overcome again gradually resistant pests.
To holiday the cycle, we needs to examine the technological know-how at the back of it. Dyer examines one of many world’s so much urgent difficulties as a organic case research. He offers key suggestions, from Darwin’s ideas of typical choice to genetic version and adaptive phenotypes. figuring out the basics of ecology and biology is step one to “playing the purple Queen,” and escaping her unwinnable race. The book’s novel body may help scholars, researchers, and policy-makers alike practice that wisdom to the serious job of accomplishing foodstuff security.
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