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As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. 

There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife - native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction.

Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and this audio edition will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2007 Douglas W. Tallamy (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Villaid
  • 23-01-19

Life changing

I found this book to be life changing. I ripped most plants out (except mature trees) and we are going with all natives. A lot of species noted are from the East, however he does provides a website where you can search for native plants in your area. The website indicates which plants are most valuable to wildlife.

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  • Melinda S.
  • 01-06-19

Valuable information in today's world.

Full of information on things we can all do to help our environment, there planet and all living species, us included.

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  • Frank E. Tippin
  • 23-03-20

A Moral Guide to Gardening

Written in a down to earth style by person who really knows what he's talking about. Bought the book after listening so that I could congitate over the ideas presented . I think of it as a prequel to his latest book.

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  • brandon
  • 16-03-20

massively underrated

what a way to spread knowledge
what an idea
why don't we all build a garden off good choices and repair what we have broken

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  • Jennifer DiCarlo
  • 30-04-20

Inspiring and Informational

I had read the first edition in its print form, and this was a great review that included some new information. I plan to incorporate even more native plants into my small urban garden.

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  • Rachel
  • 29-06-21

Incredible - Must Read!

This transformational book gives both in depth scientific information as well as hope for the future of the planet. It gives us something we can do to make a difference that is actually within our reach. Absolutely amazing listen!

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  • Velma Dinkley Rogers
  • 31-05-21

This Is What Has Been Missing In American Gardens

Doug Tallamy explains what has been missing in American gardening for decades. The concept is so incredibly simple that we have missed it! Using native plants to feed and nurture native species becomes common sense once again, thanks to the work of Mr. Tallamy.

The only issue with the audible edition is that the narrator does not properly pronounce one of the most used words in the book - species. Prepare yourself now to listen to species pronounced as "spee-SHEES" for what seems like a million times!

Even with that, the content of the book is a must for conscientious gardeners. Mr. Tallamy's insight and instruction will help you to develop a practical solution to garden design that benefits everyone and everything that visits.

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  • jjtinez4
  • 05-05-21

plant talk that keeps you interested

Tallamy makes a compelling case for why it is helpful to plant native species.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-21

Should be required reading in schools.

This book should also be required for every single crumby developer destroying our beautiful nation.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-10-20

Cheerful & digestible natural interactions primer

Narration adds much to a clear explanation of the interactions between plants and insects. Inspiring for backyard gardeners wanting to work more intentionally to restore natural habitat.

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