Great new termite book for Australia
Colonies in Collision follows the battles with wood-eating termites since our human colonists to Australia brought their crates of stores as unintended offerings to the termite colonies of Sydney Cove in 1788.
Doug Howick’s extensive research experiences mesh with Ion Staunton’s commercial strand and the termite viewpoint is then woven through it to follow a 230 year history of the Australian Termite Wars. The wonder of it all is locked in the cryptic, secret world of the termites themselves.
This is the comprehensive story of humans in their battle to save wood in structures from termites and you’ll become involved when you connect the dots and see how the past has shaped the present.
Many readers of Australasian Timber will want to get a hold of this book, not only for all the good, solid, technical information it contains, but also because you will enjoy the whole fascinating story. As you might expect, considerable coverage is given to treated timber development as well as all the rules and regulations pertaining to the use of wood products in termite-prone areas.
As a bonus, there are over 600 scientific termite papers listed in the appendices, many of them with strong wood protection and entomological approaches, plus suggestions on downloading most of them from the Internet.
See more at: www.termiteer.com.au