From coast to coast and from north to south, our cities are growing. Sometimes they spread out in all directions without much planning or thought. This is known as urban sprawl. Urban sprawl causes problems for people, plants, and animals. It creates havoc within habitats. Readers will find out the effects of urban sprawl on habitats all over the world. They'll read about the problems faced by grizzly bears, alligators, and many other animals. Full-color photographs and detailed sidebars will draw them into one of the greatest problems facing the environment today.