Invasive Aliens: The Plants and Animals from Over There That Are Over Here

Dan Eatherley


The story of plants and animals invading the UK, mainly (though not entirely) with human intervention. Full of anecdotes and strange twists as species interact.

It's hard to say whether the overall impact of invasive species is positive or negative. It's remarkable that many species that invade other countries do better there than they did at home, which is a positive for global biodiversity in a sense. I also hadn't realised how deliberate a lot of introductions were, and how two-way they went between Europe and the "New World".

Finished on Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700.   Rating 3/5.