ANIMAL INVADERS: The Story of Imported Wildlife by Alvin & Virginia Silverstein

ANIMAL INVADERS: The Story of Imported Wildlife

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Feathered Mistakes. . .The Rabbit Plague. . .The Case of the Walking Catfish. . .The Creeping Menace. . .The Silversteins' profiles of animals that have been transplanted -- often with unexpected results -- are never as dramatic as their chapter headings or as lively as Laycock's Animal Movers (KR, 1971) or Roth's Walking Catfish (KR, 1973) which cover many of the same well. known cases. Often general concepts such as control by natural enemies, as well as the main point of each example -- the good or bad effects of importation -- get lost in the lists of imported ungulates or insects or the descriptions of each animal's reproduction, feeding and other habits. Some of course might consider this a more responsible approach simply became of the background information and lack of drama, and the Silversteins are indeed properly tentative about promising experiments such as the use of the carplike Asian White Amur to clean lakes of algae. Additional.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1974
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Atheneum