Great new ter­mite book for Australia

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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.

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