By John Leland
In contemplating the hot domestic that imported species have made for themselves at the continent, John Leland departs from these environmentalists who universally decry the invasion of outsiders. as an alternative Leland unearths that uncovering tales of alien arrivals and assimilation is a extra intriguing—and eventually extra beneficial—endeavor. blending average background with attractive anecdotes, Leland cuts via challenging myths coloring our clutch of the wildlife and means that how those alien species have reshaped our panorama is now as a lot part of our shared history as stories of our presidents and politics. concurrently he poses questions about which of our authorized icons are actually American (not apple pie or Kentucky bluegrass; now not Idaho potatoes or Boston ivy). Leland's ode to survival finds how plant and animal immigrants have made the rustic as a lot an environmental melting pot as its famed melding of human cultures, and he invitations us to think again what it ability to be American.
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