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Desert Locust Plagues: Controlling the Ancient Scourge

Desert Locust Plagues: Controlling the Ancient Scourge
Colin Everard

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For thousands of years, humans have found themselves vulnerable to plagues of desert locusts. Some fifty countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia have been ravaged, at one time or another, by huge, devouring swarms of locusts. With the consequent, often total, destruction of crops and grazing, widespread hunger and starvation ensued. Colin Everard's book takes as its geographical focus the Horn of Africa, an area which throughout history has suffered catastrophically from locust plagues. Based on his own extensive experience in the region, Everard describes one of the greatest (albeit unsung) triumphs of the twentieth century, namely, how the desert locust scourge has, at last, been virtually brought under control.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor Robert Cheke



1. An Uninvited Christmas Visitor

2. Luk Haiyah

3. The Locust Life

4. The Ogaden

5. Stones

6. The Tip of The Horn of Africa

7. A Change of Aircraft

Epilogue - Controlling the Desert Locust

The Situation In 2017

Progress and Problems


Author Info

Colin Everard has worked for over forty years with developing countries as a technical cooperation practitioner. His contribution to the development of safe civil aviation has been widely recognised and he is a recipient of the Gold Award of the International Civil Aviation Organization. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He lives in Vienna.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781788314350
Publication Date: 30 Nov 2018
Number of Pages: 224
Height: 216
Width: 138
Illustrations: 24 bw in 16pp plates

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