Scientists In The Field: Beetle Busters, A Rogue Insect and the People Who Track It - written by Loree Griffin Burns and photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz
Ever since the book about the vanishing little brown bat I've been hooked on these books. They're so filled with useful information, so interesting to read and try to apply the learning to other problems specific to our own area, also to figure out what problems may be as close as the neighborhood. If you lived in Worcester, Massachusetts, you would understand, because the work there to help track and destroy this beetle is there. The beetle was moved from Asia because of a mistake in planting trees, a plan to use the trees which were not wisely chosen, and the export of wood in the guise of shipping pallets. The information about the beetle, how trees grow, and the "hopeful" solving of the problem is excellent.
I am excited to read this because the Colorado mountains have been going through their own 'beetle' problems, the pine beetle, that has destroyed areas of beautiful pines in the mountains. Thee still is no known antidote for this infestation. In the book, the only way to control (which they believe has been done) this beetle is to find the trees that have been infested, & destroy them. You can read more about the pine beetle here.