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The Resource Cane toads and other rogue species, edited by Karl Weber

Cane toads and other rogue species, edited by Karl Weber

Label
Cane toads and other rogue species
Title
Cane toads and other rogue species
Statement of responsibility
edited by Karl Weber
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What does an unusually large, ugly, invasive species of toad have to do with global warming, international trade, and the survival of biodiversity? Quite a lot, actually. Mark Lewis?s amazing and hilarious documentary Cane Toads tells the story of Bufo marinus, which was introduced to Australia in 1935 to control bugs but which quickly became a far greater menace than the beetles they eat. Today they number in the hundreds of millions and are taking over Australian habitats at 25 miles per year, spreading disease and killing native species as they go. Cane Toads and Other Rogue Species explains the little-understood dangers of invasive species. Ranging from the zebra mussel (currently threatening the health of the Great Lakes) to the infamous kudzu vine (a Japanese import that now smothers seven million acres in the American southeast), these disastrous human blunders threaten the biodiversity on which all life?including our own?depends. The book will raise readers? awareness about the threat of non-native species, increase their appreciation of natural biodiversity, and explain what they can do to help protect unique ecosystems wherever they live or travel." --Publisher
Member of
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Cane toads (Motion picture)
Dewey number
578.62
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1953-
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Weber, Karl
Series statement
A articipant media guide
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Cane toads and other rogue species, edited by Karl Weber
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A participant media guide" - on t.p
  • "An inspiring companion to the acclaimed film, a participant media guide" - on cover
  • Films titled Cane Toads and Cane Toads : the Conquest, both by Mark Lewis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Preface -- Part I The Cane Toad Saga -- 1 The Toad's Tale: A True Fable of Science and Society / Nigel D. Turvey -- 2 The Making---and the Meaning of Cane Toads: The Conquest / Mark Lewis -- Part II Rogue Species And The Future Of The Planet -- 3 The Rogue Species Threat---Why Should We Care? / Jeffrey A. McNeely -- 4 Dangerous Strangers: How Rogue Species Threaten Our Endangered Species / Leda Huta, Greg Kuether -- 5 The Fungus Amongus---Toad As Victim / Chad Peeling -- 6 Hawaii: Paradise Lost / Daniel Simberloff -- 7 Our Invaded Oceans / James T. Carlton -- 8 Wildlife Trade and Invasive Species / Chris R. Shepherd, Loretta Ann Shepherd -- 9 Planet of Weeds / David Quammen -- Part III What Can We Do? -- 10 Can the Ultimate Rogue Species Be Tamed? / Chad Peeling -- 11 Government Policy and the Rogue Species Crisis / Corry Westbrook -- 12 Twenty-One Simple Things Everyone Can Do To Help Control Rogue Species -- To Learn More---Books, Websites, and Organizations Devoted to Invasive Species and Our Planet's Endangered Ecosystems -- Notes -- Index
Control code
000045440697
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 243 p.
Isbn
9781586487065
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Cane toads and other rogue species, edited by Karl Weber
Publication
Note
  • "A participant media guide" - on t.p
  • "An inspiring companion to the acclaimed film, a participant media guide" - on cover
  • Films titled Cane Toads and Cane Toads : the Conquest, both by Mark Lewis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Preface -- Part I The Cane Toad Saga -- 1 The Toad's Tale: A True Fable of Science and Society / Nigel D. Turvey -- 2 The Making---and the Meaning of Cane Toads: The Conquest / Mark Lewis -- Part II Rogue Species And The Future Of The Planet -- 3 The Rogue Species Threat---Why Should We Care? / Jeffrey A. McNeely -- 4 Dangerous Strangers: How Rogue Species Threaten Our Endangered Species / Leda Huta, Greg Kuether -- 5 The Fungus Amongus---Toad As Victim / Chad Peeling -- 6 Hawaii: Paradise Lost / Daniel Simberloff -- 7 Our Invaded Oceans / James T. Carlton -- 8 Wildlife Trade and Invasive Species / Chris R. Shepherd, Loretta Ann Shepherd -- 9 Planet of Weeds / David Quammen -- Part III What Can We Do? -- 10 Can the Ultimate Rogue Species Be Tamed? / Chad Peeling -- 11 Government Policy and the Rogue Species Crisis / Corry Westbrook -- 12 Twenty-One Simple Things Everyone Can Do To Help Control Rogue Species -- To Learn More---Books, Websites, and Organizations Devoted to Invasive Species and Our Planet's Endangered Ecosystems -- Notes -- Index
Control code
000045440697
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 243 p.
Isbn
9781586487065
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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