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The Resource The aliens among us : how invasive species are transforming the planet--and ourselves, Leslie Anthony

The aliens among us : how invasive species are transforming the planet--and ourselves, Leslie Anthony

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The aliens among us : how invasive species are transforming the planet--and ourselves
Title
The aliens among us
Title remainder
how invasive species are transforming the planet--and ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Anthony
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A thoughtful, accessible look at the rapidly growing issue of invasive plants, animals, and microbes around the globe with a focus on the scientific issues and ecological, health, and other challenges. From an award-winning adventure and science journalist comes an eye-opening exploration of a burgeoning environmental phenomenon and the science coalescing around it. Leslie Anthony leads readers on adventures physical and philosophical as he explores how and why invasive species are hijacking ecosystems around the globe. Weaving science, travel, history, and humor with diverse examples to chart and describe the phases of species invasion and human response, Anthony introduces field researchers and managers who seek to understand the biological, social, and economic aspects of this complex issue, and whose work collectively suggests the emergence of a global shadow economy centered on invasives. With tales of pythons in the Everglades, Asian carp and lamprey in the Great Lakes, Japanese knotweed seemingly everywhere, and the invasive organisms we don't see--pathogens and microbes such as the Zika virus--this book rivets attention on a new ecological reality
Summary
A thoughtful, accessible look at the rapidly growing issue of invasive plants, animals, and microbes around the globe with a focus on the scientific issues and ecological, health, and other challenges
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10612582
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1957-
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Anthony, Leslie
Dewey number
578.62
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH353
LC item number
.A58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Introduced organisms
  • Biological invasions
  • Ecological disturbances
  • Nonindigenous pests
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Nature conservation
  • NATURE / Animals
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity
Target audience
adult
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how invasive species are transforming the planet - and ourselves
Label
The aliens among us : how invasive species are transforming the planet--and ourselves, Leslie Anthony
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Big trouble : a plague of ... giant snakes? -- A postcard from Florida : introducing alien invasive species -- The python's tale : establishment, spread, and detection -- Invasional meltdown : impacts of alien invasive species -- The Sisyphus files : eradication and control -- Sunrise on Homogena : a new planetary paradigm
Control code
ocn982652226
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 367 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300208900
Lccn
2017937194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982652226
Label
The aliens among us : how invasive species are transforming the planet--and ourselves, Leslie Anthony
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Big trouble : a plague of ... giant snakes? -- A postcard from Florida : introducing alien invasive species -- The python's tale : establishment, spread, and detection -- Invasional meltdown : impacts of alien invasive species -- The Sisyphus files : eradication and control -- Sunrise on Homogena : a new planetary paradigm
Control code
ocn982652226
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 367 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300208900
Lccn
2017937194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982652226

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