Introduced organisms

American Perceptions of Immigrant and Invasive Species: Strangers on the Land

Author: 
Peter Coates
Publisher: 
University of California Press
Publication Date: 
2006
ISBN: 
0–520–24930–5

cloth, 256 p., $39.95

When British environmental historian Peter Coates first visited the United States in 1976, he resisted the urge to confront the U.S. immigration official about his being categorized as an “alien,” finding it an unflattering term. One wonders whether this designation precipitated his drawing strong parallels between American attitudes about human immigration and the arrival of new of flora and fauna into the country.

Volume: 
9
Number: 
2
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