Aliens from Earth: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems

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Aliens are everywhere!
Batten introduces readers to the serious and ongoing environmental problems caused by invasive plant and animal species. Describing various examples―from the accidental release of the gypsy moth into the United States to the deliberate introduction of rabbits to Australia―the text shows how these foreign intrusions have disturbed the delicate balance of local ecosystems. Back matter includes a glossary and list of ideas that provide more information and ways to minimize human impact on local environments.

3 comments on “Aliens from Earth: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems”

  1. Great Ecology Work for Children The world is replete with books that teach children to love nature, but not so ripe with books that teach children to understand nature and our impacts upon it. Aliens From Earth, I'm happy to say, is one of the latter.Kids will enjoy the illustrations, which are rich and detailed. The stories on each page that describe invasive species and their impacts will be easy for most children to understand. Each story also describes the many different ways that invasives can enter the...

  2. Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover! The character on the cover makes you want to learn more about the aliens among us. I learned a lot. This book is well written and beautifully illustrated. Thank you Mary Batten!

  3. Not too interesting This book was interesting for a couple of reads, but that was it. Get it from the library so it's free.

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