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Encyclopedia of Invasive Species [2 volumes]: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels (Hardback)
  • Encyclopedia of Invasive Species [2 volumes]: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels (Hardback)

Encyclopedia of Invasive Species [2 volumes]: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels (Hardback)

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Hardback 764 Pages / Published: 22/09/2011
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This two-volume set provides a one-stop resource on invasive plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms that are threatening native ecosystems, agriculture, economies, and human health in the United States.

* 79 entries on animal species and 89 entries on plants, including some fungi and microorganisms

* State-by-state lists of invasive animals and plants designated as noxious or invasive

* Maps accompany each entry, depicting the organism's original habitat and the regions to which it has now spread

* Tables on pathways of introduction and impacts of invasive plants

* Hundreds of photographs of featured plants, animals, and fungi

* A glossary of terms related to the biology and ecology of invasive species

* Appendixes containing information on organizations and legislation related to the prevention or control of invasive species

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313382208
Number of pages: 764
Weight: 2018 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 61 mm

"A valuable reference for scientists and concerned citizens. The introduction provides an insightful analysis of concepts and issues surrounding invasive species and a brief history of invasion biology." - The Quarterly Review of Biology
"Notable for concise and reliable coverage of a plethora of invasive species, the set merits high recommendation for inclusion in special, public, and undergraduate libraries. Students and nonspecialists will find the work informative and engaging." - Booklist
"Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above." - Choice
"The proliferation of invasive species makes this timely set an important reference source." - Library Journal

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