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Description - Design, Operation, and Control of Insect-Rearing Systems: Science, Technology, and Infrastructure by Allen Carson Cohen

Design, Operation, and Control of Insect-Rearing Systems: Science, Technology, and Infrastructure explains the fundamental components of insect rearing:

1) the rearing systems, per se

2) personnel

3) education of rearing personnel

4) communication of procedures

5) an in-depth look at silkworm rearing

5) facilities where rearing is conducted, and

6) funding for all these components.

Insect rearing serves a wide array of purposes, including research, pest control by sterile insect technique and biological control, production of insects as food for other animals, conservation, education, and even far-reaching technology where insects are used to produce products such as pharmaceutical materials and strong, multipurpose textiles.

This book surveys and analyzes insect rearing from a scientific and technology-based approach. At its foundation, this approach assumes that rearing systems are complex interactions of components that can be understood and controlled by using a mechanistic approach. Author Allen Carson Cohen explains the infrastructure of rearing systems, their current status and character, and what kind of changes can be made to improve the field of insect rearing. Two Appendices republish out-of-print monographs that provide fascinating historical context to the development of the insect-rearing systems we have today.

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