Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
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Invasive Predators in New Zealand

Disaster on Four Small Paws

Authors: King, Carolyn M.

  • Examines the history of New Zealand’s invasion by small mammalian predators, especially rats, cats, stoats and ferrets 
  • Offers insight into the historical roots of New Zealand’s most pressing contemporary conservation issues 
  • Appeals to scholars, pest control authorities, community conservation groups and readers interested in environmental history, ecology and conservation policy
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  • Due: February 13, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32138-3
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About this book

The story of invasive species in New Zealand is unlike any other in the world. By the mid-thirteenth century, the main islands of the country were the last large landmasses on Earth to remain uninhabited by humans, or any other land mammals. New Zealand’s endemic fauna evolved in isolation until first Polynesians, and then Europeans, arrived with a host of companion animals such as rats and cats in tow. Well-equipped with teeth and claws, these small furry mammals, along with the later arrival of stoats and ferrets, have devastated the fragile populations of unique birds, lizards and insects. Carolyn M. King brings together the necessary historical analysis and recent ecological research to understand this long, slow tragedy. As a comprehensive historical perspective on the fate of an iconic endemic fauna, this book offers much-needed insight into one of New Zealand’s longest-running national crises. 

About the authors

Carolyn M. King is an international authority on the biology of mustelids and rodents. Her research experience ranges from native weasels at Oxford to introduced stoats, rats and mice in New Zealand, where official management of invasive predators has long been informed by her books, papers and university teaching.  

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 13, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32138-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: January 16, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32137-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Invasive Predators in New Zealand
Book Subtitle
Disaster on Four Small Paws
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32138-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32138-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32137-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 344
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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