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Where do camels belong? : the story and science of invasive species, Ken Thompson

Label
Where do camels belong? : the story and science of invasive species
Title
Where do camels belong?
Title remainder
the story and science of invasive species
Statement of responsibility
Ken Thompson
Title variation
Where do camels belong? ; why invasive species aren't all bad
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Where do camels belong? In the Arab world may seem the obvious answer, but they are relative newcomers there. They evolved in North America, retain their greatest diversity in South America, and the only remaining wild dromedaries are in Australia. This instructive and controversial book delivers unexpected answers
Cataloging source
CNSAP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Ken
Dewey number
  • 578.62
  • 577
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH353
LC item number
.T46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biological invasions
  • Introduced organisms
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Biogeography
  • Paleobiogeography
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Animals
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Biogeography
  • Biological invasions
  • Introduced organisms
  • Paleobiogeography
  • Plants
Label
Where do camels belong? : the story and science of invasive species, Ken Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2014.
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-242) 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
Where do camels belong? -- Species on the move. Species and continents ; Relicts, refugia, and ice ages ; Migrations, ocean dispersal, and islands ; Dispersal by humans ; What a long, strange trip it's been -- A short history of nativeness. What is native? ; War and peace ; The value of nativeness ; The conservation imperative ; Follow the money ; The rest of this book -- First some bad news, Brown tree snake ; Zebra mussel ; Tamarisk ; Purple loosestrife -- Guilty as charged? Purple loosestrife ; Tamarisk ; Zebra mussel ; OK, but what about the brown tree snake?-- If it's nice, it must be native. The native British flora ; Hares, rabbit, and crayfish ; Beavers in Britain ; The misunderstood dingo ; Caribbean raccoons ; The tangled tale of the pool frog ; Nativeness under attack -- A short course in ecology. Some niche theories ; Testing niche theory ; Niches and invasions ; Aliens and global biodiversity ; Lessons from history -- Spotting the bad guys. Winners and losers ; Two rather unsuccessful theories ; A slightly better theory ; Acclimatisation societies -- Out of control. Aliens and islands ; A mainland example : the devil's claw ; Useful aliens ; Biological control and a tale of two snails ; Aliens and the law -- No going back. Making the best of aliens ; A longer perspective ; Alien evolution ; Evolution of the invaded ; The tip of the iceberg -- Levelling the playing field. Deliberate introductions : the strange tale of the harlequin ladybird ; Gardeners' world ; Japanese knotweed : lice to the rescue -- Five myths about invasions. #1, Alien invasions reduce biodiversity and ecosystem function ; #2, Alien species cost us a fortune ; #3, Aliens are always to blame ; #4, Aliens are out to get us ; #5, Aliens are bad, natives good. -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
ocn890439181
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781771640961
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781771640961
  • (OCoLC)890439181
Label
Where do camels belong? : the story and science of invasive species, Ken Thompson
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2014.
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-242) 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
Where do camels belong? -- Species on the move. Species and continents ; Relicts, refugia, and ice ages ; Migrations, ocean dispersal, and islands ; Dispersal by humans ; What a long, strange trip it's been -- A short history of nativeness. What is native? ; War and peace ; The value of nativeness ; The conservation imperative ; Follow the money ; The rest of this book -- First some bad news, Brown tree snake ; Zebra mussel ; Tamarisk ; Purple loosestrife -- Guilty as charged? Purple loosestrife ; Tamarisk ; Zebra mussel ; OK, but what about the brown tree snake?-- If it's nice, it must be native. The native British flora ; Hares, rabbit, and crayfish ; Beavers in Britain ; The misunderstood dingo ; Caribbean raccoons ; The tangled tale of the pool frog ; Nativeness under attack -- A short course in ecology. Some niche theories ; Testing niche theory ; Niches and invasions ; Aliens and global biodiversity ; Lessons from history -- Spotting the bad guys. Winners and losers ; Two rather unsuccessful theories ; A slightly better theory ; Acclimatisation societies -- Out of control. Aliens and islands ; A mainland example : the devil's claw ; Useful aliens ; Biological control and a tale of two snails ; Aliens and the law -- No going back. Making the best of aliens ; A longer perspective ; Alien evolution ; Evolution of the invaded ; The tip of the iceberg -- Levelling the playing field. Deliberate introductions : the strange tale of the harlequin ladybird ; Gardeners' world ; Japanese knotweed : lice to the rescue -- Five myths about invasions. #1, Alien invasions reduce biodiversity and ecosystem function ; #2, Alien species cost us a fortune ; #3, Aliens are always to blame ; #4, Aliens are out to get us ; #5, Aliens are bad, natives good. -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
ocn890439181
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781771640961
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781771640961
  • (OCoLC)890439181

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