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ISBN13: 9780881929928
ISBN10: 0881929921
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With the accelerating pace of development and subsequent habitat destruction, the pressures on wildlife populations are greater than ever. But there is a surprisingly important and relatively simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution to sustaining biodiversity.

There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife. Most native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plant species disappear, the insects disappear, thus impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife populations are in crisis and may be headed toward extinction. By planting natives, everyone can provide a welcoming environment for wildlife. This doesn't need to entail a drastic overhaul of your yard or garden. The process can be gradual and can reflect both personal preferences and local sensitivities.

Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and the new paperback edition — with an expanded resource section and updated photos — will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.

Review:

"The book evolved out of a set of principles...So the message is loud and clear: gardeners could slow the reate of extinction by planting natives in their yards. This simple revelation about the food web — and it is an intricate web, not a chain — is the driving force in Bringing Nature Home. A fascinating study of the trees, shrubs, and vines that feed the insects, birds, and other animals in the suburban garden." Anne Raver, New York Times

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"An informative and engaging account of the ecological interactions between plants and wildlife, this fascinating handbook explains why exotic plants can hinder and confuse native creatures, from birds and bees to larger fauna." Ann Lovejoy, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

About the Author

Douglas W. Tallamy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.

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Lisa Combs, September 13, 2013 (view all comments by Lisa Combs)
This is THE book for those who love nature, gardening, birds, butterflies, insects and care about the future of the environment. As man has made the world a smaller place, the environmental changes have increased. We love those ornamental beauties in our yards, parks and thoroughfares. But at what cost? Tallamy enlightens us as to the impact of non native plants. Have you been to a park or green space that was quiet of birds? Why? Look around and be aware there are no insects to feed the birds. Many 'alien' plants don't have their usual insects pestertring them. That is why gardeners like those plants. But if we don't have plants attracting insects, our birds and other wild life have less to eat and we have less to enjoy. Each tiny postage stamp yard makes a difference. Beautiful photographs, well presented information with locale plant guides to he;p the home owner be able to go NATIVE.
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Lisa Combs, September 13, 2013 (view all comments by Lisa Combs)
This is THE book for those who love nature, gardening, birds, butterflies, insects and care about the future of the environment. As man has made the world a smaller place, the environmental changes have increased. We love those ornamental beauties in our yards, parks and thoroughfares. But at what cost? Tallamy enlightens us as to the impact of non native plants. Have you been to a park or green space that was quiet of birds? Why? Look around and be aware there are no insects to feed the birds. Many 'alien' plants don't have their usual insects pestertring them. That is why gardeners like those plants. But if we don't have plants attracting insects, our birds and other wild life have less to eat and we have less to enjoy. Each tiny postage stamp yard makes a difference. Beautiful photographs, well presented information with locale plant guides to he;p the home owner be able to go NATIVE.
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Lisa Combs, September 13, 2013 (view all comments by Lisa Combs)
This is THE book for those who love nature, gardening, birds, butterflies, insects and care about the future of the environment. As man has made the world a smaller place, the environmental changes have increased. We love those ornamental beauties in our yards, parks and thoroughfares. But at what cost? Tallamy enlightens us as to the impact of non native plants. Have you been to a park or green space that was quiet of birds? Why? Look around and be aware there are no insects to feed the birds. Many 'alien' plants don't have their usual insects pestertring them. That is why gardeners like those plants. But if we don't have plants attracting insects, our birds and other wild life have less to eat and we have less to enjoy. Each tiny postage stamp yard makes a difference. Beautiful photographs, well presented information with locale plant guides to he;p the home owner be able to go NATIVE.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780881929928
Author:
Tallamy, Douglas
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Foreword by:
Darke, Rick
Foreword:
Darke, Rick
Author:
Tallamy, Douglas W.
Author:
Darke, Rick
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
NATURE / Plants
Subject:
Nature - Birds and Birdwatching
Subject:
GARDENING / Regional/General
Subject:
Natural landscaping
Subject:
Native plants for cultivation
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Native plants for cultivation -- United States.
Subject:
Natural landscaping -- United States.
Subject:
NATURE / Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
NATURE / Birdwatching Guides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Enlarged,Expanded Edition
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 360 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881929928 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The book evolved out of a set of principles...So the message is loud and clear: gardeners could slow the reate of extinction by planting natives in their yards. This simple revelation about the food web — and it is an intricate web, not a chain — is the driving force in Bringing Nature Home. A fascinating study of the trees, shrubs, and vines that feed the insects, birds, and other animals in the suburban garden."
"Review" by , "An informative and engaging account of the ecological interactions between plants and wildlife, this fascinating handbook explains why exotic plants can hinder and confuse native creatures, from birds and bees to larger fauna."
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