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Hamilton, Garry, 1962-
Super species : the creatures that will dominate the planet / Garry Hamilton
Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QH353 .H34 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Introduced organisms
Biological invasions
Physical Description 271 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-260) and index
Contents Nature reshuffled -- American bullfrog : Lithobates catesbeianus ; Brown tree snake : Boiga irregularis ; Chytrid fungus : Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis ; Humboldt squid : Dosidicus gigas ; European green crab : Carcinus maenas -- Equilibrium lost -- Eastern gray squirrel : Sciurus carolinensis ; Killer algae : Caulerpa taxifolia ; Feral pig : Sus scrofa ; Giant African land snail : Achatina fulica ; C. Difficile : Clostridium difficile -- Arrival of the fittest -- Argentine ant : Linepithema humile ; Crown-of-thorns starfish : Acanthaster planci ; Nutria : Myocastor coypus ; Hydrozoan : Turritopsis dohrnii ; Kudzu : Pueraria montana -- The world of the future -- Zebra mussel : Dreissena polymorpha ; Jellyfish : Phylum Cnidaria and Phylum Ctenophora ; House sparrow : Passer domesticus ; Water hyacinth : Eichhornia crassipes ; Nile perch : Lates niloticus
Summary While some ecologists view invasive species as a threat to biodiversity, others believe they may simply be nature's way of restoring ecological vibrancy in the wake of human-mediated destruction. Are they the new face of the biosphere?
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