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by Robert S. Devine

  • ISBN: 0792273729
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Robert S. Devine
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Times Books (June 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 280
  • ePub book: 1712 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1479 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Devine also explains what's being done to combat these alien menaces.

Not all imported flora and fauna are dangerous, but in Alien Invasion: America's Battle with Non-Native Animals and Plants, veteran nature writer Robert S. Devine shows us how insidious they can be, from viruses that repeatedly destroy papaya crops to the sea lamprey, which "kills other fish by clamping on with its big, vampire mouth. Devine also explains what's being done to combat these alien menaces. From Library Journal.

Devine, Bob, 1951-; National Geographic Society (. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

Serious gardeners, ecologists, and natural history and botany buffs will appreciate this book on nonnative plants and animals that have become invasive pests.

"exotic" "introduced", "non-native", species include any animal, plant, or microbe found outside its natural range such as crabgrass, brown trout, Kentucky bluegrass, even dandelions. Serious gardeners, ecologists, and natural history and botany buffs will appreciate this book on nonnative plants and animals that have become invasive pests. Written in typical National Geographic.

Natural America Under Siege. Exotic species, those plants and animals not native to the environments in which they thrive, represent one of the greatest but least known threats to the environment, not just in the United States, but all over the world. We can't afford to keep ignoring or underestimating the invasion," writes Robert Devine as he takes the measure of this extraordinary ecological assault, explaining where alien species come from, how they establish their beachheads and expand, why they seem so much hardier than the indigenous species they displace, and what we can do to neutralize them.

Items related to Alien Invasion: America's Battle With Non-Native. Home Robert S. Devine Alien Invasion: America's Battle With Non-Native Animals and. Alien Invasion: America's Battle With Non-Native Animals and Plants. ISBN 10: 0792273729, ISBN 13: 9780792273721. Published by Times Books, 1998.

Alien Invasion is the first book-length work to probe one of the world''s major (and most under-reported) conservation . The scope of this book, for reasons of practicality, is limited to the United States but the problem is undoubtedly endemic to the entire planet

Alien Invasion is the first book-length work to probe one of the world''s major (and most under-reported) conservation issues - the environmental and commercial. The scope of this book, for reasons of practicality, is limited to the United States but the problem is undoubtedly endemic to the entire planet. Still the coverage is sufficient to recognize the root causes and these are described. Understanding is the only hope. If humanity can not see these "canaries in a coal mine" then we will see great suffering. So far the battle of reason and understanding against the psychosis that seems to plague humanity has yet to be turned.

Alien invasion: America's battle with non-native animals and plants. 1998) Alien invasion: America's battle with non-native animals and plants. National Geographic Society, Washington, . Inva-sive species in a changing world Plant invasions: general aspects and special problems Getting started with geographic information systems. 1958) The ecology of invasions by animals and plants.

Devine RS (1999) Alien Invasion. America's Battle with Non-Native Animals and Plants. National Geographic Society, Washington, DCGoogle Scholar. Lonsdale WM (1994) Inviting trouble: introduced pasture species in Northern Australia

Devine RS (1999) Alien Invasion. Lonsdale WM (1994) Inviting trouble: introduced pasture species in Northern Australia. Australian Journal of Ecology 19: 345-354Google Scholar. Authors and Affiliations.

America's Battle With Non-Native Animals and Plants. Published June 1998 by Times Books. There's no description for this book yet.

A foreword by US Secretary of the Interior Babbitt commences this nontechnical assessment and call for education before it's too late to counteract the alien invaders from Earth among us. Lists America's most troublesome species of flora and fauna by region, but lacks any photos of nefarious aliens such as hydrilla or rosy wolfsnail. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.