Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction

Beloved BeastsA vibrant history of the modern conservation movement—told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it.

In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect and conserve them was born. In Beloved Beasts, acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis traces the move.

Ment’s history: from early battles to save charismatic species such as the American bison and bald eagle to today’s global effort to defend life on a larger scale.

She describes the vital role of scientists and activists such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson as well as lesser known figures in conservation history; she reveals the origins of vital organizations like the Audubon Society and the World Wildli.

Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction Ment’s history: from early battles to save charismatic species such as the American bison and bald eagle to today’s global effort to defend life on a larger scale.

She describes the vital role of scientists and activists such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson as well as lesser known figures in conservation history; she reveals the origins of vital organizations like the Audubon Society and the World Wildli.

Empire of Ants: The Hidden World and Extraordinary Lives of Earth's Tiny Conquerors

Empire of AntsBeneath our feet, a fascinating drama unfolds: Ants are waging war and staging rebellions, growing fungi as crops and raising aphids as livestock, making vaccines and, generally, living lives that—up close—look surprisingly human.

Evolutionary biologist Susanne Foitzik and biophysicist.

Olaf Fritsche reveal all in Empire of Ants, inviting readers to live alongside the workers, soldiers, and conquerors of the insect world—and the researchers who study them. (How do we observe the behavior of ants just a few millimeters in size—or monitor activity in a brain as small as the t.

Empire of Ants: The Hidden World and Extraordinary Lives of Earth's Tiny ConquerorsOlaf Fritsche reveal all in Empire of Ants, inviting readers to live alongside the workers, soldiers, and conquerors of the insect world—and the researchers who study them. (How do we observe the behavior of ants just a few millimeters in size—or monitor activity in a brain as small as the t.