Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Nature Of Nature: Whey We Need the Wild by Enric Sala

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

In this inspiring manifesto, an internationally renowned ecologist makes a clear case for why protecting nature is our best health insurance, and why it makes economic sense.

Enric Sala wants to change the world--and in this compelling book, he shows us how. Once we appreciate how nature works, he asserts, we will understand why conservation is economically wise and essential to our survival. 

Here Sala, director of National Geographic's Pristine Seas project (which has succeeded in protecting more than 5 million sq km of ocean), tells the story of his scientific awakening and his transition from academia to activism--as he puts it, he was tired of writing the obituary of the ocean. His revelations are surprising, sometimes counterintuitive: More sharks signal a healthier ocean; crop diversity, not intensive monoculture farming, is the key to feeding the planet.

Using fascinating examples from his expeditions and those of other scientists, Sala shows the economic wisdom of making room for nature, even as the population becomes more urbanized. In a sober epilogue, he shows how saving nature can save us all, by reversing conditions that led to the coronavirus pandemic and preventing other global catastrophes. With a foreword from Prince Charles and an introduction from E. O. Wilson, this powerful book will change the way you think about our world--and our future.

my thoughts:

Wow. What a book. Talk about thought-provoking and relevant. Yep, this one is all about nature and its importance in the world and to us.  And it is fascinating, compelling, and unputdownable. You won't want to miss this one.

The Nature Of Nature is all about Enric Sala, an ecologist and activist, and his purpose - change the world. From academia to activism, he has become a voice for the environment.  He believes that by teaching people how nature works and how integral it is to the world, to life in general, that he'll then be able to show people what they can do to help protect the environment, how they can change the world. He uses expeditions to share information and provide clear examples of what is happening and what changes can be made; and he also reveals some pretty surprising ideas and facts. This is definitely an interesting read that you won't want to stop reading. I mean. Once you start, you will be searching for more books about nature. I LOVED reading this terrific book and found myself thinking about of the ways in which I can help to do my part.

I would happily recommend The Nature Of Nature to anyone looking for their next great read.

Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours