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Author Sterba, Jim, 1943-

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

Imprint New York : Crown, c2012.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  GF503 .S74 2012    Available  ---
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxiv, 343 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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. 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, or bears are looting your garbage cans. As conservationists transplanted isolated species to restored habitats and imposed regulations on hunters and trappers, and people moved across a landscape once occupied by family farms, an animal-lover's dream-come-true often turns into a sprawl-dweller's nightmare.
Contents Part One. Forest people -- The spruce illusion -- An epidemic of trees -- Sprawl -- Part Two. Wild beasts -- The fifty pound rodent -- The elegant ungulate -- Lawn carp -- Gobblers -- Teddies -- Part Three. The denatured life -- Doers to viewers -- Roadkill -- Feathered friends -- Feral felines -- Epilogue.
Subject Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- United States.
Nature conservation -- Social aspects -- United States.
Wildlife conservation -- Social aspects -- United States.
Wildlife rehabilitation -- Social aspects -- United States.
United States -- Environmental conditions.
ISBN 9780307341969
9780307985668 (eISBN)
0307985660 (eISBN)
9780307985668 (eISBN)