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Aliens from Earth: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems

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Aliens are on the move! They spread out underwater, smothering sea plants and destroying fish eggs in the Mediterranean Sea. They multiply and invade wooded areas in Australia and Hawaii, killing off the native flora and fauna. They travel by air, water, boat...even on the shoes and clothes of humans!Award-winning science writer Mary Batten introduces young readers to the ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Peachtree Publishers
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Jan 04, 2017 Rosemary rated it liked it
Aliens From Earth takes a fascinating look at what happens when animals or plants invade a new habitat, upsetting an ecosystem’s balance. Fire ants, gypsy moths, even the cute little starlings that I see every morning when I head to work are all in here. Introducing an invasive species into an ecosystem unprepared for it can be responsible for the spread of disease, loss of habitat for current inhabitants, and reduction of natural resources for an area. This volume is beautifully illustrated by ...more
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Apr 22, 2016 Sue Poduska rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This newly revised book was been recommended by both the National Science Teachers Association and by the Izaak Walton League of America in an earlier edition. Entertaining as well as educational, it cites many examples of introduction of plants and animals into ecosystems where they were not developed.
An intriguing introduction to the serious and ongoing environmental problems caused by invasive plant and animal species and ideas on what young readers can do to minimize their impact on the environment.
Apr 11, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it
Fabulous illustrations and information!
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Mary Batten is an award-winning writer for television, film and publishing. Her many writing projects have taken her into tropical rainforests, astronomical observatories, scientific laboratories, and medical research centers.

She is the author of Who Has A Belly Button (Peachtree 2004); Aliens from Earth – 2006 Isaak Walton Conservation Book of the Year Award; Selected by New York City Public Scho
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