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The Resource Life out of bounds : bioinvasion in a borderless world, Chris Bright

Life out of bounds : bioinvasion in a borderless world, Chris Bright

Label
Life out of bounds : bioinvasion in a borderless world
Title
Life out of bounds
Title remainder
bioinvasion in a borderless world
Statement of responsibility
Chris Bright
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bioinvasion - the spread of alien, "exotic" organisms - is gnawing away at ecosystems all over the world, largely unnoticed and unopposed. The continuing increase in travel and trade around the globe is fostering the spread of more and more invaders of almost every conceivable description, from highly flammable weeds to human pathogens and forest diseases." "Chris Bright tracks the extent and explains the dangers of bioinvasion - an environmental threat that may now be surpassed only by habitat loss in its potential to irreparably damage our planet. Bright explores the counterintuitive mechanisms of invasion, in which the addition of a non-native species to an area tends to reduce that area's biodiversity. He shows that bioinvasions are not only destroying ecosystems, but also endangering public health, disrupting the cultures of traditional forest and fishing peoples, and costing our economies billions of dollars a year." "The current rates of invasion, Bright argues, are no more sustainable over the long term than are current rates of deforestation or greenhouse gas emissions. Yet according to Bright, we already have the knowledge and tools necessary to resist or roll back bioinvasions. He outlines a counter-invasion strategy that stretches from international legal reform to on-the-ground control techniques. And, recognizing that the principal challenge may not be so much technical as cultural, he calls for a higher degree of ecological literacy - an appreciation of the value of native plants and animals, and an ability to "read" landscapes well enough to see the invaders within them."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
IHS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bright, Chris
Dewey number
577/.18
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH353
LC item number
.B75 1998
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH353.B75
NAL item number
1998
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Worldwatch environmental alert series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biological invasions
  • Plant introduction
  • Animal introduction
  • Alien plants
  • Nonindigenous pests
  • Biological diversity conservation
  • Invasions biologiques
  • Biological invasions
  • Invasion (Biologie)
  • Umweltschaden
  • Invasion (Biologie)
  • Umweltschaden
Label
Life out of bounds : bioinvasion in a borderless world, Chris Bright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-278) 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
Evolution in reverse -- The geography of invasion. The fields ; The forests ; The waters ; Islands -- The culture of invasion. Colonists ; Accidents ; Economic invasions ; Remedies. Toward an ecologically literate society
Control code
ocm40109869
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
287 p.
Isbn
9780393318142
Lccn
99163011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40109869
  • (OCoLC)40109869
Label
Life out of bounds : bioinvasion in a borderless world, Chris Bright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-278) 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
Evolution in reverse -- The geography of invasion. The fields ; The forests ; The waters ; Islands -- The culture of invasion. Colonists ; Accidents ; Economic invasions ; Remedies. Toward an ecologically literate society
Control code
ocm40109869
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
287 p.
Isbn
9780393318142
Lccn
99163011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40109869
  • (OCoLC)40109869

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