On the Shoulders of Nature. How Ten Millions Species Save your Life

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

På naturens skuldre. Hvordan ti millioner arter redder livet ditt
Kagge Forlag 2020
Non Fiction / Nature writing, Popular Science
70000 Words

Product sheet (PDF)

Org pa naturens skuldre hoy

Fascinating tales of our interactions with nature, from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, Extraordinary Insects.
Millions of species give us food, medicine and a habitable environment.In characteristically engaging prose, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson takes us out into the rainforests, where orchid bees make perfume and pollinate the nuts you crack at Christmas; beneath the cool shade of great trees on city streets that reduce the need for air-cooling systems. We read about trees in ancient woodland that provide us with cancer medicines and the kingfisher that inspired the design of bullet trains. But we also discover how our behaviour can place all this in jeopardy, because our capacity to exploit nature also risks undermining the basis for our very existence. What we are seeing today is a biodiversity crisis in which species are threatened and habitats vanishing – a situation just as acute and serious as the climate crisis.
Most sold non-fiction title in Norway in August 2020.
Full English manuscript available

Book presentation on YouTube
Author presentation on YouTube

Foreign rights

Harper Collins, UK & BCW
Volante, Sweden
De Bezige Bij, Netherlands
Znak, Poland
Danchu, Korea
SC Publica, Romania
Bazar, Finland
Azoth, Taiwan
Add, Italy