CITY AND SUBURB: Exploring an Ecosystem by Laurence Pringle

CITY AND SUBURB: Exploring an Ecosystem

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City and suburb, the manmade ecosystem, differs from natural ones in that the food comes from outside, there is more waste than nature can handle, and the use of energy causes pollution and temperature changes. This established, Pringle turns his attention to some of the animals still found in cities (from the ubiquitous cockroach and increasingly common feral cat and dog to the less expected raccoon), the plants (trees and others) that can survive there, and the parks and cemeteries that provide haven for both. With black and white photos of its contrasting corners, a first look around at the ecosystem most of us inhabit.

Pub Date: Sept. 29th, 1975
Page count: 56pp
Publisher: Macmillan