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The Resource A plague of rats and rubbervines : the growing threat of species invasions, Yvonne Baskin

A plague of rats and rubbervines : the growing threat of species invasions, Yvonne Baskin

Label
A plague of rats and rubbervines : the growing threat of species invasions
Title
A plague of rats and rubbervines
Title remainder
the growing threat of species invasions
Statement of responsibility
Yvonne Baskin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The human love of novelty and desire to make one place look like another, coupled with massive increases in global trade and transport, are creating a growing economic and ecological threat. The same forces that are rapidly "McDonaldizing" the world's diverse cultures are also driving us toward an era of monotonous, weedy, and uniformly impoverished landscapes. Unique plant and animal communities are slowly succumbing to the world's "rats and rubbervines"--Animals like zebra mussels and feral pigs, and plants like kudzu and water hyacinth--that, once moved into new territory, can disrupt human enterprise and well-being as well as native habitats and biodiversity. From songbird-eating snakes in Guam to cheatgrass in the Great Plains, "invasives" are wreaking havoc around the world. In A plague of rats and rubbervines, Yvonne Baskin draws on extensive research to provide an engaging and authoritative overview of the problem of harmful invasive alien species. She takes the reader on a worldwide tour of grasslands, gardens, waterways, and forests, describing the troubles caused by exotic organisms that run amok in new settings and examining how commerce and travel on an increasingly connected planet are exacerbating this oldest of human-created problems. She offers examples of potential solutions and profiles dedicated individuals worldwide who are working tirelessly to protect the places and creatures they love. While our attention is quick to focus on purposeful attempts to disrupt our lives and economies by releasing harmful biological agents, we often ignore equally serious but much more insidious threats, those that we inadvertently cause by our own seemingly harmless actions. This book takes a compelling look at this underappreciated problem and sets forth positive suggestions for what we, as consumers, can do to help
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baskin, Yvonne
Dewey number
577/.18
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH353
LC item number
.B28 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • International Council of Scientific Unions
  • Global Invasive Species Programme
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biological invasions
  • Nature conservation
  • Invasions biologiques
  • Nature
  • Biological invasions
  • Nature conservation
  • Invasion <Biologie>
  • Naturschutz
Label
A plague of rats and rubbervines : the growing threat of species invasions, Yvonne Baskin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/2002004029-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A SCOPE--GISP project."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • 5.
  • The good, the bad, the fuzzy
  • 6.
  • The making of a pest
  • 7.
  • Taking risks with strangers
  • 8.
  • Stemming the tide
  • 9.
  • Beachheads and sleepers
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Taking control
  • 11.
  • Islands no longer
  • 12.
  • Can we preserve integrity of place
  • Introduction : confronting a shrinking world
  • 2.
  • Reuniting Pangaea
  • 3.
  • Wheat and trout, weeds and pestilence
  • 4.
  • Elbowing out the natives
Control code
ocm49326836
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 377 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781559630511
Lccn
2002004029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49326836
  • (OCoLC)49326836
Label
A plague of rats and rubbervines : the growing threat of species invasions, Yvonne Baskin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/2002004029-d.html
Publication
Note
"A SCOPE--GISP project."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • 5.
  • The good, the bad, the fuzzy
  • 6.
  • The making of a pest
  • 7.
  • Taking risks with strangers
  • 8.
  • Stemming the tide
  • 9.
  • Beachheads and sleepers
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Taking control
  • 11.
  • Islands no longer
  • 12.
  • Can we preserve integrity of place
  • Introduction : confronting a shrinking world
  • 2.
  • Reuniting Pangaea
  • 3.
  • Wheat and trout, weeds and pestilence
  • 4.
  • Elbowing out the natives
Control code
ocm49326836
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 377 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781559630511
Lccn
2002004029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49326836
  • (OCoLC)49326836

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