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The Resource Nature wars : the incredible story of how wildlife comebacks turned backyards into battlegrounds, Jim Sterba

Nature wars : the incredible story of how wildlife comebacks turned backyards into battlegrounds, Jim Sterba

Label
Nature wars : the incredible story of how wildlife comebacks turned backyards into battlegrounds
Title
Nature wars
Title remainder
the incredible story of how wildlife comebacks turned backyards into battlegrounds
Statement of responsibility
Jim Sterba
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This may be hard to believe but it is very likely that more people live in closer proximity to more wild animals, birds and trees in the eastern United States today than anywhere on the planet at any time in history. For nature lovers, this should be wonderful news -- unless, perhaps, you are one of more than 4,000 drivers who will hit a deer today, your child's soccer field is carpeted with goose droppings, coyotes are killing your pets, the neighbor's cat has turned your bird feeder into a fast-food outlet, wild turkeys have eaten your newly-planted seed corn, beavers have flooded your driveway, or bears are looting your garbage cans. For 400 years, explorers, traders, and settlers plundered North American wildlife and forests in an escalating rampage that culminated in the late 19th century's "era of extermination." By 1900, populations of many wild animals and birds had been reduced to isolated remnants or threatened with extinction, and worry mounted that we were running out of trees. Then, in the 20th century, an incredible turnaround took place. Conservationists outlawed commercial hunting, created wildlife sanctuaries, transplanted isolated species to restored habitats and imposed regulations on hunters and trappers. Over decades, they slowly nursed many wild populations back to health. But after the Second World War something happened that conservationists hadn't foreseen: sprawl. People moved first into suburbs on urban edges, and then kept moving out across a landscape once occupied by family farms. By 2000, a majority of Americans lived in neither cities nor country but in that vast in-between. Much of sprawl has plenty of trees and its human residents offer up more and better amenities than many wild creatures can find in the wild: plenty of food, water, hiding places, and protection from predators with guns. The result is a mix of people and wildlife that should be an animal-lover's dream-come-true but often turns into a sprawl-dweller's nightmare
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
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Sterba, Jim
Dewey number
304.20973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nature
  • Nature conservation
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • United States
Label
Nature wars : the incredible story of how wildlife comebacks turned backyards into battlegrounds, Jim Sterba
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The elegant ungulate
  • Lawn carp
  • Gobblers
  • Teddys
  • Part Three.
  • The denatured life
  • Doers to viewers
  • Roadkill
  • Feathered friends
  • Feral felines
  • Part One.
  • Epilogue
  • Forest people
  • The spruce illusion
  • An epidemic of trees
  • Sprawl
  • Part Two.
  • Wild beasts
  • The fifty pound rodent
Control code
1380677
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9780307341969
Lccn
2012000296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1380677
  • (OCoLC)772715719
Label
Nature wars : the incredible story of how wildlife comebacks turned backyards into battlegrounds, Jim Sterba
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The elegant ungulate
  • Lawn carp
  • Gobblers
  • Teddys
  • Part Three.
  • The denatured life
  • Doers to viewers
  • Roadkill
  • Feathered friends
  • Feral felines
  • Part One.
  • Epilogue
  • Forest people
  • The spruce illusion
  • An epidemic of trees
  • Sprawl
  • Part Two.
  • Wild beasts
  • The fifty pound rodent
Control code
1380677
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9780307341969
Lccn
2012000296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1380677
  • (OCoLC)772715719

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