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The Resource Nature out of place : biological invasions in the global age, Jason Van Driesche and Roy Van Driesche

Nature out of place : biological invasions in the global age, Jason Van Driesche and Roy Van Driesche

Label
Nature out of place : biological invasions in the global age
Title
Nature out of place
Title remainder
biological invasions in the global age
Statement of responsibility
Jason Van Driesche and Roy Van Driesche
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: Though the forests are still green and the lakes full of water, an unending stream of invasions is changing many ecosystems around the world from productive, tightly integrated webs of native species to loose assemblages of stressed native species and aggressive invaders. The earth is becoming what author David Quammen has called a "planet of weeds." Nature Out of Place brings this devastating but overlooked crisis to the forefront of public consciousness by offering a fascinating exploration of its causes and consequences, along with a thoughtful and practical consideration of what can be done about it. The father and son team of Jason and Roy Van Driesche offer a unique combination of narratives that highlight specific locations and problems along with comprehensive explanations of the underlying scientific and policy issues. Chapters examine Hawaii, where introduced feral pigs are destroying the islands' native forests; zebra mussel invasion in the rivers of Ohio; the decades-long effort to eradicate an invasive weed on the Great Plains; and a story about the restoration of both ecological and human history in an urban natural area. In-depth background chapters explain topics ranging from how ecosystems become diverse, to the characteristics of effective invaders, to procedures and policies that can help prevent future invasions. The book ends with a number of specific suggestions for ways that individuals can help reduce the impacts of invasive species, and offers resources for further information. By bringing the problem of invasive species to life for readers at all levels, Nature Out of Place will play an essential role in the vital effort to raise public awareness of this ongoing ecological crisis
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Driesche, Jason
Dewey number
577/.18
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH353
LC item number
.V36 2000
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH353
NAL item number
.V36 2000
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Van Driesche, Roy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biological invasions
  • Biological invasions
  • Invasion
  • Globalisierung
  • invasion (biologie)
Label
Nature out of place : biological invasions in the global age, Jason Van Driesche and Roy Van Driesche
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/00010477-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-308) 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
From endemic to generic: feral pigs and the destruction of Hawaii's native forests -- Private worlds: the relationship between ecological isolation and biodiversity -- The great mixers: transportation technology and the spread of invasive species -- Refuge for the mussels: biotic integrity and zebra mussel invasion in the Ohio River Basin -- Rolling the ecological dice: invasiveness, invasibility, and the ecological consequences of invasion -- Fading forests: invasive pests and forest destruction in eastern North America -- Guilty until proven innocent: preventing nonnative species invasions -- After all the sheep are gone: the recovery of Santa Cruz Island after 140 years of grazing -- Holding the line: chemical and mechanical control of nonnative species invasions -- Fighting the green wildfire: integrated management of leafy spurge on the Great Plains -- The search for balance: using biological control to restore invaded natural areas -- The gift of meaning: public involvement in ecological restoration in Madison, Wisconsin -- Bringing it home: increasing public awareness of alien species impacts in Hawaii -- Going local: personal actions for a native planet
Control code
ocm44612906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 363 pages
Isbn
9781559637572
Lccn
00010477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44612906
  • (OCoLC)44612906
Label
Nature out of place : biological invasions in the global age, Jason Van Driesche and Roy Van Driesche
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/00010477-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-308) 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
From endemic to generic: feral pigs and the destruction of Hawaii's native forests -- Private worlds: the relationship between ecological isolation and biodiversity -- The great mixers: transportation technology and the spread of invasive species -- Refuge for the mussels: biotic integrity and zebra mussel invasion in the Ohio River Basin -- Rolling the ecological dice: invasiveness, invasibility, and the ecological consequences of invasion -- Fading forests: invasive pests and forest destruction in eastern North America -- Guilty until proven innocent: preventing nonnative species invasions -- After all the sheep are gone: the recovery of Santa Cruz Island after 140 years of grazing -- Holding the line: chemical and mechanical control of nonnative species invasions -- Fighting the green wildfire: integrated management of leafy spurge on the Great Plains -- The search for balance: using biological control to restore invaded natural areas -- The gift of meaning: public involvement in ecological restoration in Madison, Wisconsin -- Bringing it home: increasing public awareness of alien species impacts in Hawaii -- Going local: personal actions for a native planet
Control code
ocm44612906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 363 pages
Isbn
9781559637572
Lccn
00010477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44612906
  • (OCoLC)44612906

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