Invasive Species in a Changing World
By Harold A. Mooney
As the world becomes smaller, the issue of invasive species becomes evermore probable and their impacts more damaging. Though noxious, invasive species have long been recognized and challenged by agriculture, others are now taking notice with the threat of a bird flu pandemic. Invasions of fire ants and Africanized honeybees have made average Americans realize that this is a very real threat to all. This book provides a well-referenced, comprehensive overview of the issues and looks not only at the ecological implications but also the economic costs.