Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W. Tallamy audiobook

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded

By Douglas W. Tallamy
Foreword by Rick Darke
Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

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6.67 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781977336408

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As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction. Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and this audio edition will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.

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Summary

Summary

As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction.

Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and this audio edition will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fascinating study of the trees, shrubs, and vines that feed the insects, birds, and other animals in the suburban garden.” New York Times
“Provides the rationale behind the use of native plants, a concept that has rapidly been gaining momentum…The text makes a case for native plants and animals in a compelling and complete fashion.” Washington Post
“This is the ‘it’ book in certain gardening circles. It’s really struck a nerve.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“This fascinating handbook explains why exotic plants can hinder and confuse native creatures, from birds and bees to larger fauna.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Author

Author Bio: Douglas W. Tallamy

Author Bio: Douglas W. Tallamy

Douglas W. Tallamy is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Nature’s Best Hope. His book Bringing Nature Home won a silver medal from the Garden Writer’s Association. He is professor and chair of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, and other subjects. 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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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 6.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English