Handbook of Toxieology. Volume III. Insecticides

A Compendium by William O. Negherbon. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on the Handbook of Biological Data, Division of Biology and Agriculture, The National Academy of Sciences, The National Research Council, 854 pages. Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1959, $14.00

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This compendium is exactly what it claims to be—a brief, comprehensive summary or abstract. It is not a review or text. Although invaluable for reference, it is in no way suitable for continuous reading. The book contains 188 sections of varying length; 164 of them deal with specific compounds while the other 24 deal with the following general topics: Antibiotics and Antimetabolites; Arsenic and Arsenicals; Bees and Other Beneficial Insects vs. Insecticides; Carbamates and Carbamic Acid Esters as Insecticides; Clothing Impregnants vs. Chiggers; Coal Tar Dyes; Cytochrome Oxidase; Dinitrophenols; Fluorine, Fluorides, Fluosilicates, and Fluoaluminates; Insecticidal Fumigants; Insecticide Sprays and Droplet Behavior; Miticides; Mosquito Larvae and Body Lice Insecticide Tests; Organic Phosphorus Insecticides; Organic Thiocyanates and Thiocyanoacetates; Oviposition Inhibitors for Musca domestica; Phytotoxicity; Plants which are Insecticidal; Repellents; Resistance; Synergists and Synergism; Systemic Insecticides; Temperature and Insecticidal Action; Termites vs. Repellents and Insecticides. In addition, the introduction contains concise definitions of terms dealing with the testing of insecticides