Sweet in Tooth and Claw BK850
Many have been taught that nature is inherently competitive. But Kristin Ohlson's new book describes a different natural order—one of generosity.The prevailing scientific consensus claims that nature is inherently competitive—“red in tooth and claw,” Lord Alfred Tennyson decried, or more directly stated, “survival of the fittest.” But for those who have cared to look closer, deeply cooperative relationships emerge as the dominant natural paradigm. In her latest book, Sweet in Tooth and Claw, best-selling author Kristin Ohlson captures stories of generosity in nature and profiles the people who learn from them, from trees and mushrooms to beavers, bees and more. And in recognizing cooperative interdependency as the natural order, Ohlson sketches a path of balance humans must walk in order to navigate the climate crisis.