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Pages: 368 Illustrations and other contents: Index Language: English ISBN: 9780008402730 Categories: , , ,

How Nature Keeps Us Alive. The second book by internationally bestselling author of Extraordinary Insects. We need nature and wouldn’t be able to survive without the miraculous functions it performs constantly, most of which we are unaware of. Trees clean air and water, hoverflies and bees pollinate our crops, the kingfisher inspired the construction of high-speed trains among many other things. In this book, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson will explain how closely we are all connected with nature, highlighting the connections between nature’s finely knit system and our everyday lives. At the heart of the narrative is ‘Nature’s Life-Support System,’ a collective term that describes all the goods and services we receive from nature – like food, fresh water, medicine, pollination, pollution control, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention, recreation, spiritual health and more.

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Author Biography

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson is the bestselling author of Extraordinary Insects. A professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in As, Norway, she is also a scientific advisor for The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA. She has a Doctorate degree in conservation biology and lectures on nature management and forest biodiversity. Since debuting with a Norwegian crime classic in 2017, Lucy Moffatt has translated books on subjects as diverse as female sexuality, the cryosphere, neuroscience and insomnia - as well as Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson's best-selling Extraordinary Insects. Moffatt also works from Spanish and has co-translated several Mexican documentaries. She won a John Dryden Translation prize in 2014 and was awarded NORLA's Translator's Prize for her body of non-fiction work in 2020.