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By Peter Coates

ISBN-10: 0520249305

ISBN-13: 9780520249301

occasionally unintentionally and occasionally on objective, 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 developing anxiousness between environmentalists and most people. yet is American anxiousness over this problem of ecological id a contemporary phenomenon? Charting moving attitudes to alien species because the 1850s, Peter Coates brings to gentle the wealthy cultural and ancient facets of this tale through situating the background 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 reveals is that we've got continuously perceived crops and animals in terms of ourselves and the polities to which we belong. surroundings the saga of human relatives with the surroundings within the extensive context of clinical, social, and cultural historical past, 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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