Life Out of Bounds: Bioinvasion in a Borderless World (Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series)

By: CHRIS BRIGHT

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With the exception of a few spectacular invasions, like the zebra mussel's conquest of the Great Lakes, there has been little public recognition of the dangers posed by these invading species. But exotic species are injuring our biological wealth on virtually every level -- from the genetic (when exotics interbreed with native species) to the wholesale transformation of landscapes.

Life Out of Bounds shows that this "biological pollution" is now beginning to corrode the world's economies as well. But the policy responses, on both the national and international levels, have usually been weak and uncoordinated. This book outlines the current scientific research on the threat, the social and economic implications if these invasions are allowed to continue unchecked, and steps that can be taken to contain the spread of exotic species.

Title:: Life Out of Bounds: Bioinvasion in a Borderless World (Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series)

Author:: CHRIS BRIGHT

Categories: Science,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1998-10-01

ISBN Number:: 0393318141

ISBN Number: 13: 9780393318142

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20070829120726