Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) The Giant African Snail:
A Problem in Economic Malacology

Albert R. Mead

This page contains links to the searchable full text of the all the articles in the book entitled The Giant African Snail (1961. Albert R. Mead. The University of Chicago Press. Chicago. 257 pp.).

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The Giant African Snail (cover)

PDFs (Adobe Acrobat PDF icon) : cover | title page/etc. | contents | list of illustrations | preface
I. Introduction Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 1)

II. Dispersal of the Giant African Snail Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 4)

III. Factors Favoring Dispersal and Survival Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 17)

IV. Economic Status Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 36)

V. Chemical Control Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 61)

VI. Control through Mechanical Devices Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 92)

VII. Biological Control Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 102)

VIII. Control through Human Use Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 146)

IX. Control through Legislative Action Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 172)

X. Population Decline Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 180)

XI. Outlook Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 195)

Bibliography  Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 205)

Index  Adobe Acrobat PDF icon (p. 247)

Copyright info: © 2005 by Albert R. Mead (originally © 1961 by The University of Chicago Press). Posted online 08 July 2005 with permission.
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This page was created on 06 May 2005 by LF, and was last updated on 12 July 2006 by PT.