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The Resource Cat wars : the devastating consequences of a cuddly killer, Peter P. Marra and Chris Santella

Cat wars : the devastating consequences of a cuddly killer, Peter P. Marra and Chris Santella

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Cat wars : the devastating consequences of a cuddly killer
Title
Cat wars
Title remainder
the devastating consequences of a cuddly killer
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Peter P. Marra and Chris Santella
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1894, a lighthouse keeper named David Lyall arrived on Stephens Island off New Zealand with a cat named Tibbles. In just over a year, the Stephens Island Wren, a rare bird endemic to the island, was rendered extinct. Mounting scientific evidence confirms what many conservationists have suspected for some time--that in the United States alone, free-ranging cats are killing birds and other animals by the billions. Equally alarming are the little-known but potentially devastating public health consequences of rabies and parasitic Toxoplasma passing from cats to humans at rising rates. Cat Wars tells the story of the threats free-ranging cats pose to biodiversity and public health throughout the world, and sheds new light on the controversies surrounding the management of the explosion of these cat populations. This book traces the historical and cultural ties between humans and cats from early domestication to the current boom in pet ownership, along the way accessibly explaining the science of extinction, population modeling, and feline diseases. It charts the developments that have led to our present impasse--from Stan Temple's breakthrough studies on cat predation in Wisconsin to cat-eradication programs underway in Australia today. It describes how a small but vocal minority of cat advocates has campaigned successfully for no action in much the same way that special interest groups have stymied attempts to curtail smoking and climate change. Cat Wars paints a revealing picture of a complex global problem--and proposes solutions that foresee a time when wildlife and humans are no longer vulnerable to the impacts of free-ranging cats
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10535148
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Marra, Peter P
Dewey number
636.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Santella, Chris
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  • Feral cats
  • Cats
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Cats
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Cats
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Feral cats
  • Human-animal relationships
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the devastating consequences of a cuddly killer
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Cat wars : the devastating consequences of a cuddly killer, Peter P. Marra and Chris Santella
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The obituary of the Stephens Island wren -- America's dairy land and its killing fields -- The rise of bird lovers and cat lovers : the perfect storm -- The science of decline -- The zombie maker : cats as agents of disease -- Taking aim at the problem -- Trap-neuter-return : a palatable solution that is no solution at all -- A landscape with fewer free-ranging cats : better for cats, better for birds, better for people -- What kind of nature awaits?
Control code
1741043
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
212 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691167411
Lccn
2016016785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
12868277
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691167411
  • (OCoLC)956378970
Label
Cat wars : the devastating consequences of a cuddly killer, Peter P. Marra and Chris Santella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The obituary of the Stephens Island wren -- America's dairy land and its killing fields -- The rise of bird lovers and cat lovers : the perfect storm -- The science of decline -- The zombie maker : cats as agents of disease -- Taking aim at the problem -- Trap-neuter-return : a palatable solution that is no solution at all -- A landscape with fewer free-ranging cats : better for cats, better for birds, better for people -- What kind of nature awaits?
Control code
1741043
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
212 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691167411
Lccn
2016016785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
12868277
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691167411
  • (OCoLC)956378970

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