My World of Cotton and Insects

Emotions in America, the Middle East, Far East, and Africa

by Pieter A. Stam



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/11/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781480875708
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781480875692

About the Book

As an agronomist working for a chemical company in Indonesia, author Pieter Stam observed the damage insects can inflict on an agricultural crop and decided to study the science of insects, or entomology, in America.

In My World of Cotton and Insects, Stam shares the story of his life. He recalls his experiences in the United States and his interactions with professors, fellow students, and his research work. During his work as an FAO specialist on integrated pest management (IPM) on cotton in the Middle East, Far East, and Africa, he faced a wide range of emotions and encounters in the midst of research, communication with national colleagues, and daily life. Although his work as a scientist has been concise and without irrelevant emotion, the feelings behind his efforts come together to form the tapestry of a life well lived.

In this memoir, an entomologist whose work took him around the globe reflects on his career and travels through the years.

About the Author

Pieter A. Stam (1940) studied tropical agriculture in Deventer, the Netherlands. After his military service, he worked in Malaysia and Indonesia, studied entomology at the University of Louisiana, and completed a doctoral research program in 1977. He worked as an FAO specialist in Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, and the Sudan and was posted for several organizations in Cambodia, Somalia, Tanzania, and Angola. He currently lives with his wife, Gerda, in Kleverskerke, Zeeland, the Netherlands.