2000 reissue of 1958 classic, 181 pages, 42 b/w photos, maps. This was the first book on invasion biology, and is still the most cited. It sounded an early warning about environmental catastrophes. A leading cause of extinction of native animals and plants, invasive species also cause severe economic havoc, billions of dollars in damage each year in the U.S. alone. Explains devastating effects that colonizing non-native invasive species can have on local ecosystems in clear, concise language with numerous examples, from kudzu to zebra mussels to Asian long-horned beetles, rodents, birds & plants. Paperback; 6 x 9″.
THE ECOLOGY OF INVASIONS BY ANIMALS AND PLANTS
by Charles S. Elton