Report on Economic Zoology, Volume 2

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British Museum (Natural History), 1903 - Agricultural pests
 

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Page 152 - I am directed by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to transmit to you to be laid before...
Page xi - Wo give the classification in outline :• — Group A. — Animals captured or slaughtered by man for food, or for the use by him in other ways, of their skin, bone, fat, or other products. Examples: — animals of the chase ; food-fishes ; whales ; pearlmussels. Group B. — Animals bred or cultivated by man for food or for the use of their products in industry or for their services as living things. Examples : — flocks and herds; horses; dogs; poultry; gold-fish; bees; silkworms and leeches....
Page xi - ... wild plants in the preservation of which he is interested. Examples. — Similar to those of Group D, but also insects and worms which destroy crops, fruit and forest trees, and pests such as frugivorous birds, rabbits and voles. GROUP F. — Animals which concern man as being destructive to his worked up products of art and industry, such as (A) his various works, buildings, larger constructions and habitations ; (B) furniture, books, drapery and clothing ; ((7) his food and his stores. Examples....
Page 112 - ... to the positive, or tube B, and the other to the negative, or tube C, by soldering the joint. A paste for the positive plate is made from 1 part sulphuric acid and 1 part water with a sufficient amount of red lead added to make of thick dry consistency. When mixing the acid and water, be sure to add the acid to the water and not the water to the acid. Also remember that sulphuric acid will destroy anything that it comes in contact with and will make a painful burn if it touches the hands. Stir...
Page xi - ... outline. Group A. — Animals captured or slaughtered by man for food, or for the use by him in other ways, of their skin, bone, fat, or other products. Examples : — Animals of the chase ; food-fishes ; whales ; pearl-mussels. Group B. — Animals bred or cultivated by man for food, or for the use of their products in industry, or for their services as living things. Examples : — Flocks and herds ; horses ; dogs ; poultry ; gold-fish ; bees ; silkworms and leeches. Group C. — Animals which...
Page 156 - MY LORD, — I have the honour to transmit to your lordship herewith a copy of a letter which I have received from Mr. Herbert Annitage, of the Friends' Industrial Mission in Pemba, and of my reply thereto, respecting the status of concubines under the decree of 1897.
Page 147 - Colonies presents his compliments to the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and is directed by the Secretary of State to transmit to him, to be laid before the Marquess of Lansdowne, copy of a despatch and its inclosure from the Acting Governor of Trinidad on the subject of the casualty to the British sloop " Racer," and her subsequent seizure by the Venezuelan authorities at Carupano.
Page 169 - General Department, Hyderabad-Dn. Sir, I have the honour to forward herewith a copy of a report received from Mr. Stephenson which is very full and interesting and leaves little for me to add. I am doing all in my power to try and trace the Baba, and when we get him I hope the whole truth will come out. Meanwhile, Mr. Stephenson and Khyrath Hussain are picking up all the threads and arresting...
Page xii - White ants; wood-eating larvae; clothes' moths, weevils, acari and marine borers. Group G. — Animals which are known as " beneficials " on account of their being destructive to or checking the increase of the injurious animals classed under Groups D, E, and F. Examples : — Certain carnivorous and insectivorous birds, reptiles and Amphibia ; parasitic and predaccous insects, acari, myrinpods, &c.
Page xxii - Examples: — lions; wolves; snakes; stinging and parasitic insects; disease-germ carriers, as flies and mosquitoes; parasitic worms; parasitic Protozoa. Group E. — Animals which concern man as causing bodily injury or disease (both possibly of a deadly character) to (a) his stock of domesticated animals; or (b) to his vegetable plantations; or (c) to wild animals in the preservation of which he is interested; or (d) to wild plants in the preservation of which he is interested.

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