Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2017

Journal or Book Title

Current Opinion in Insect Science

Volume

21

First Page

v

Last Page

viii

DOI

10.1016/j.cois.2017.07.003

Abstract

In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's great poem, a mariner tells the tale of his ship trapped in Antarctic ice. An albatross appears, the ice splits, and a south wind helps the ship escape. The sailors befriend the good-luck albatross, which follows the ship as it sails northward. One day, for no apparent reason, the mariner shoots the albatross with his crossbow. The ship's luck changes, becalmed for days in windless seas. The crew, dying of thirst, hangs the dead albatross around the mariner's neck, an inescapable reminder of the curse now laid upon them all for killing the harmless bird that had rescued them.

Comments

This is an editorial from Sappington, Thomas W. and Nicholas J. Miller. "Editorial overview: Pests and resistance: Shedding the albatross of resistance starts by embracing the ecological complexities of its evolution." Current opinion in insect science 21 (2017): v-viii. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2017.07.003. Posted with permission.

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Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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