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By Peter Coates

ISBN-10: 0520249305

ISBN-13: 9780520249301

occasionally accidentally and occasionally on function, people have transported vegetation and animals to new habitats around the globe. Arriving in ever-increasing numbers to American soil, fresh invaders have competed with, preyed on, hybridized with, and carried ailments to local species, remodeling our ecosystems and growing anxiousness between environmentalists and most people. yet is American nervousness over this hindrance of ecological id a contemporary phenomenon? Charting moving attitudes to alien species because the 1850s, Peter Coates brings to mild the wealthy cultural and historic points of this tale by means of situating the heritage of immigrant wildlife in the wider context of human immigration. via an illuminating sequence of specific invasions, together with the English sparrow and the eucalyptus tree, what he unearths is that we have got continuously perceived crops and animals in terms of ourselves and the polities to which we belong. environment the saga of human kin with the surroundings within the wide context of clinical, social, and cultural background, this thought-provoking e-book demonstrates how profoundly notions of nationality and debates over race and immigration have formed American understandings of the ordinary world.

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