BOOK REVIEW: Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds by Jim Sterba
Review by Sid Perkins
By Science News, 12:44 PM February 7, 2013
There’s a war on in America’s neighborhoods. In the past few decades, a confluence of three trends has brought man and beast into increasing conflict: the rebound of wildlife populations from near-historic lows, human populations’ growing sprawl and the regrowth of forests on abandoned farmlands, especially in the Northeast.
In Nature Wars, longtime reporter Sterba chronicles how the proliferation of trees and greenbelts has turned backyards into battlegrounds, boosting the landscape’s ab...
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