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Science  28 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5748, pp. 623-624
DOI: 10.1126/science.1118216

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Species Invasions. Insights into Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography. Dov F. Sax, John J. Stachowicz, and Steven D. Gaines, Eds.. Sinauer, Sunderland, MA, 2005. 509 pp. $74.95, £48.99. ISBN 0-87893-821-4. Paper, $49.95, £31.99. ISBN 0-87893-811-7.

The contributors use studies of invasive species to address basic research questions in the life sciences, with the hope that the resulting insights will also aid efforts to solve applied problems posed by non-native biota.