Excerpt: The authors of this book state that they have "attempted to extract the concepts and principles [of applied entomology], and present them in a context that will be useful to the college-level reader [in order] to give students an understanding of these basic concepts and so enable them to analyze problems and make correct decisions." They have, indeed, extracted many concepts and principles, but this information has been distilled to a degree that it is unlikely to be useful to students. Although the student would learn about some entomological problems and some ways of combating them in the book, he would have extreme difficulty learning how to analyze these problems or making "corrected decisions" from the material presented.
Wilson, Louis F.
"Introduction to Applied Entomology. L.H. Rolston and C.E. McCoy. New York: Ronald Press, 1966. v, 208 p. $5.00.,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 2
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol2/iss2/14