The Deadly Balance: Predators and People in a Crowded World

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The Deadly Balance: Predators and People in a Crowded World Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Pages: 288 Language: English ISBN: 9781472985361 Categories: , , , ,

The predators that can hunt, kill and eat us occupy a unique place in the human psyche. In this book, Adam Hart looks at our relationship with these animals from a conservation perspective. Whether it’s lions in Africa, tigers in India or sharks in the world’s oceans, we are fascinated by – and often terrified of – predators. Animals that can hunt, kill, and eat us occupy a unique place in the human psyche, and for good reason. Predation forms a big part of our evolutionary history, but in the modern world there are many people who live alongside animals that can, and sometimes do, make them prey. In The Deadly Balance, biologist Adam Hart explores the complex relationships we have with predators, and investigates what happens when humans become prey. From big cats to army ants, via snakes, bears, wolves, crocodiles, piranhas and more, Hart busts some myths and explores the science behind such encounters. Despite their fearsome and often wildly exaggerated reputations, these animals have far more to fear from us than we do from them. By probing the latest conservation science, Hart explores how we might both conserve the world’s predators and live safely alongside them.

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Author Biography

Adam Hart is Professor of Science Communication at the University of Gloucestershire. A biologist, broadcaster and author, Adam works on a range of topics including African ecology and conservation, insects and citizen science. He has made more than 30 documentaries for BBC Radio and World Service, most recently the series Tooth and Claw, eight programs examining our complex relationships with predators. Adam's previous book, Unfit for Purpose, on how our evolution has made us a bad fit for the modern world we've made, was published by Bloomsbury in 2020.