Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators

Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators

William Stolzenburg


A provocative examine how the disappearance of the world's nice predators has disappointed the fragile stability of our environment, and what their disappearance portends for the long run, through an acclaimed technology journalist.

It wasn't see you later in the past that wolves and nice cats, substantial fish and flying raptors governed the height of nature's nutrition pyramid. now not so anymore. All yet exterminated, those predators of the not-too-distant previous were lowered to minor gamers of the fashionable period. And what of it? flora and fauna journalist William Stolzenburg follows within the wake of nature's topmost carnivores, and reveals chaos of their absence. From the brazen mobs of deer and marauding raccoons of yard the US to streamsides of Yellowstone nationwide Park overwhelmed through titanic herds of elk; from urchin-scoured reefs within the North Pacific to ant-devoured islands in Venezuela, Stolzenburg leads a startling journey via strange, impoverished landscapes of pest and plague. For someone who has seldom given suggestion to the meat-eating beasts so lately lacking from the net of existence, here's a international of cause to imagine again.

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