IN view of the enormous losses occasioned by insect pests to the farmers of South Africa, we welcome this first attempt to provide them with a manual of the subject, with methods of control. Dr. Brain has brought to his task wide experience of his subject and has succeeded in producing a thoroughly sound, well-illustrated book which is both practical and scientifically accurate. Within a compass of rather more than 460 pages, he discusses every pest of importance to the grower and stock-raiser in South Africa, besides providing chapters on beekeeping, the relations of insects to human and animal diseases, and the general principles of control methods.
Insect Pests and their Control in South Africa.
By Dr. Charles K. Brain. Pp. xii + 468 + viii. (Cape Town: Die Nasionale Pers Beperk, 1929.) n.p.