Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals: Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management (Book review)
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The essays collected in this fascinating compendium are very diverse. They deal with most continents and several time periods. Their authors represent the fields of history, biology, economics, forestry, anthropology, sociology, geography, philosophy, and tourism studies. Their distinctive disciplinary perspectives are illuminating, but their convergences may be even more so. Whether they focus on plants or animals, or on South Africa or New Zealand or Britain, and whether they analyze past introductions or propose strategies for future management of problem species, nearly all the essays engage issues of language and classification.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Humanities. History Section
Oxford University Press
Ritvo, Harriet. "Book Review of Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals: Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management." Edited by Ian D. Rotherham and Robert A. Lambert. Washington, DC: Earthscan, 2011. xvi + 375 pp. Illustrations, maps, tables, references, and index. Environmental History (2012) 17(3): 669-671.
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