‘An original, wide-ranging and carefully researched book … contains important lessons for humanity.’ Mark Cocker, The Spectator
A fascinating insight into climate change biology around the globe, as well as in our own backyards.
Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid is the first major book by a biologist to focus on the fascinating story of how the natural world is adjusting, adapting, and sometimes measurably evolving in response to climate change. Lyrical and thought-provoking, this book broadens the climate focus from humans to the wider lattice of life.
Bestselling nature writer Thor Hanson – author of Buzz (a Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’) – shows us how Caribbean lizards have grown larger toe pads to grip trees more tightly during frequent hurricanes; and how the ‘plasticity’ of squid has allowed them to change their body size and breeding habits to cope with altered sea temperatures.
Plants and animals have a great deal to teach us about the nature of what comes next, because for many of them, and also for many of us, that world is already here.