SWEET IN TOOTH AND CLAW: STORIES OF GENEROSITY AND COOPERATION IN NATURE

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Publication Date: 
September 6, 2022
Format: 
Hardcover
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Trim Size: 
8.2in. x 6.3in. x 1.3in.
ISBN: 
9781952338090
About This Item: 
A follow-up to Kristin Ohlson's previous book, The Soil Will Save Us Rodale 2014, Sweet in Tooth and Claw extends the concept of cooperation in nature to the life-affirming connections among microbes, plants, fungi, insects, birds, and animals - including humans--in ecosystems around the globe. For centuries, people have debated whether nature is mostly competitive -- as Darwin theorized and the poet Tennyson described as "red in tooth and claw"--or innately cooperative, as many ancient and indigenous peoples believed. In the last 100 or so years, a growing gang of scientists have studied the mutually beneficial interactions that are believed to benefit every species on earth. This book is full of stories of generosity - not competition -- in nature. It is a testament to the importance of a healthy biodiversity, and dispels the widely accepted premise of survival of the fittest. Ohlson tells stories of trees and mushrooms, beavers and bees. There are chapters on a wide variety of ecosystems and portraits of the people who learn from them
Publisher: 
Patagonia
$27.95
Binding: 
Hardcover

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