Aliens are everywhere!
Batten introduces readers to the serious and ongoing environmental problems caused by invasive plant and animal species. Describing various examplesfrom the accidental release of the gypsy moth into the United States to the deliberate introduction of rabbits to Australiathe 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.
About the Author
Mary Batten, an award-winning writer for television, film and publishing, was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Children’s Television Workshop’s science series 3-2-1 Contact and has written more than fifty nature documentaries for television, including the syndicated series Wild Wild World of Animals. She lives in Virginia.
Beverly Doyle graduated from Framingham State College with a major in fine arts and continued her studies at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She lives in Vermont.