The "Additional Reading" list reveals that the literature on the chemical interactions among plants and also among plants and their consumers is already extensive. Despite the scientific evidence on the subject to date, however, a significant amount of the "backyard biological control" that is practiced today is based primarily on empirical information. Such information has been obtained from thousands of gardeners and farmers who have tried various techniques with their plantings and pest controls. As a result, they have come to conclusions that certain things work, while others do not, but they have not deliberately set up controlled experiments, nor have they necessarily understood the scientific basis for what
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.