Aliens from Earth
When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems
A classroom favorite
A timely, fascinating, and vibrant volume about the subject of invasive species--perfect for young environmentalists and budding scientists.
"Nonstop intriguing." ―Booklist
What happens to the environment when alien plants or animals get there by accident? Award-winning writer Mary Batten introduces readers to the serious and ongoing environmental problems caused when alien plants and animals (or invasive species) are introduced into an ecosystem accidentally or deliberately.
Describing various examples―from the release of the gypsy moth into the United States to the introduction of rabbits to Australia―Batten uses clear, readable text to show how these foreign intrusions have disturbed the delicate balance of local ecosystems.
Nature and animal art specialist Beverly Doyle contributes eye-catching visuals "that almost seem to jump off the pages" (SLJ), and back matter includes a glossary and list of ideas that provide more information and ways to minimize human impact on local environments.
Also available from Mary Batten:
Hey, Daddy : Animal Fathers and Their Babies
Life in a Frozen World: Wildlife of Antarctica
Please Don't Wake the Animals: A Book About Sleep
Who Has a Belly Button?
NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association
Conservation Book of the Year Award ―Izaak Walton League of America
Young Hoosier Book Award (Nominee) ―Indiana Library Federation
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award ―Louisiana Center for the Book
Prairie Pasque Award ―South Dakota Library Association
Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561459001, 36pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2016