Alien Invaders

Alien Invaders

Species That Threaten Our World

Book - 2008
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From killer toads, feral felines, and brown tree snakes to multiple invaders in Lake Victoria and the Great Lakes,Alien Invaders focuses on wave after wave of invaders that affect our ecosystems and the side-effects of climate change and modern global travel on our world today. Environmentalists and coauthors Jane Drake and Ann Love present the concepts of endangered species and biodiversity in this informative look at alien invaders and how they impact our world. From the days of sailing ships and shipboard rats to the fungus that sparked the Irish potato famine to the beautiful but deadly purple loosestrife strangling native wetlands, they examine extinctions and endangerments directly attributable to these alien invaders. Learn where the invaders originated, how they traveled, where they settled, what they displaced, why the invaded natural system was vulnerable, and what can be done. Kids can determine if they themselves are invaders or savers and how they can help.

This exploration of a timely topic, coupled with the lively detailed illustrations of Toronto artist Mark Thurman, inspire kids and adults alike to be more observant and protective of our natural world.

Baker & Taylor
Examines the biological invaders that are infiltrating and threatening our ecosystems, discussing such concepts as biodiversity, endangered species, and climate change.

Cengage Learning
Alien Invaders

Baker
& Taylor

This thought-provoking book, presented by two environmentalists, explores the invaders that affect our ecosystems and the side-effects of climate change and modern global travel on our world today, discussing such concepts as endangered species and biodiversity.

Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780887767982
0887767982
Characteristics: 56 p. : col. ill., map ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Thurman, Mark 1948-
Love, Ann

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cmlibrary_rkimray Jan 29, 2016

Alien invaders are taking over our world! The natural world, that is. This book thoughtfully describes the where, when and how of over two dozen invading species, including plants, animals, bacteria and viruses. With its bright, colorful illustrations, this book is a great introduction to the many sides of a complex environmental topic. It also provides suggestions for how we each can become an "ecoguardian" to help prevent future alien invasions.

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tyler16919
Apr 23, 2010

tyler@paisley it was helpful it let me lean about my great grandpa

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Brandon11
Apr 22, 2010

This book is about unique creatures like the brown tree snake, green crab and etc.

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Christarin
Apr 22, 2010

This book surprised me when I found out it wasn't really about aliens, but there were really cool facts about annoying animals and pests in there (including humans).

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Ashley_0692
Apr 22, 2010

It really cool to find out that we have aliens on our planet!!!!!Laugh Out Loud!!!!!!!!!!

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Preiyanna101
Apr 12, 2010

I enjoyed reading this book and I thought Josiah Henson's story was really sad =(

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trisha07
Apr 10, 2010

I thought it was about aliens!

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pankti1999
Apr 10, 2010

yo this book is a little interestin

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Andante1029
Apr 08, 2010

i really enjoyed this book i thought it was so cool to learn about all those '' invaders '' the illustrations were amazing they were so detailed and cool
i would recommend this book to everyone!

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zarku
Apr 08, 2010

the book was so easy to read it took me a day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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katieo
Mar 22, 2010

OK so this is about animals that have invaded earth.

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