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Where do camels belong? : the story and science of invasive species

Author: Ken Thompson
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Where do camels belong? In the Arab world may seem the obvious answer, but they are relative newcomers there. They evolved in North America, retain their greatest diversity in South America, and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Thompson
ISBN: 1771640979 9781771640978
OCLC Number: 892699857
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 362 pages :) : illustrations (black and white
Contents: Species on the move --
A short history of nativeness --
First some bad news --
Guilty as charged? --
If it's nice, it must be native --
A short course in ecology --
Spotting the bad guys --
Out of control --
No going back --
Levelling the playing field --
Five myths about invasions --
Where do we go from here?.
Responsibility: Ken Thompson.

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Thompson makes his case in a lively, readable style, spiced with a healthy dose of sarcasm towards "aliens = bad" fundamentalists. Better yet, he bolsters his argument with plenty of citations from Read more...

 
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