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By John Leland

ISBN-10: 1570035822

ISBN-13: 9781570035821

ISBN-10: 1570039585

ISBN-13: 9781570039584

extraterrestrial beings reside between us. millions of species of nonnative natural world have taken up place of dwelling inside U.S. borders. Our lawns sprout African grasses, our roadsides flower with ecu weeds, and our houses harbor Asian, eu, and African pests. faulty fans intentionally brought carp, kudzu, and starlings. And the yank cowboy unfold such alien existence kinds as cows, horses, tumbleweed, and anthrax, supplanting and supplementing the customarily unforeseen methods "Native" american citizens motivated the surroundings. extraterrestrial beings within the yard recounts the origins and affects of those and different nonindigenous species on the environment and can pay past due tribute to the unravel of nature to outlive within the face of problem and change.

In contemplating the recent domestic that imported species have made for themselves at the continent, John Leland departs from these environmentalists who universally decry the invasion of outsiders. as an alternative Leland reveals that uncovering tales of alien arrivals and assimilation is a extra intriguing—and finally extra beneficial—endeavor. blending typical background with attractive anecdotes, Leland cuts via troublesome myths coloring our seize of the wildlife and means that how those alien species have reshaped our panorama is now as a lot part of our shared background as stories of our presidents and politics. concurrently he poses questions on which of our authorized icons are really American (not apple pie or Kentucky bluegrass; now not Idaho potatoes or Boston ivy). Leland's ode to survival unearths how plant and animal immigrants have made the rustic as a lot an environmental melting pot as its famed melding of human cultures, and he invitations us to think again what it capacity to be American.

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