By John Leland
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. in its place 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 frustrating myths coloring our clutch of the flora and fauna 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. at the same time he poses questions on which of our accredited icons are actually American (not apple pie or Kentucky bluegrass; now not Idaho potatoes or Boston ivy). Leland's ode to survival finds 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 reassess what it potential to be American.
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Aliens in the Backyard: Plant and Animal Imports Into America by John Leland