Tapestries of Life

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

NORLA Selected Title

På naturens skuldre. Hvordan ti millioner arter redder livet ditt
Kagge Forlag 2020
Non Fiction / Nature writing, Popular Science
70000 Words
Norwegian and full English pdf and German sample chapters available

Product sheet (PDF)
NRK Review–On the Shoulders of Nature
Klassekakmpen Review On the Shoulders of Nature
Book review On the Shoulders of Nature Hilde Østby

Tapestries of life coveruk

Selected title by NORLA – extensive translation grants available.

Uncovering the Lifesaving Secrets of the Natural World
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.

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
Read Books, Vietnam
Golden Rose, China
Koç Universitesi, Turkey
HVG Kiado, Hungary
Barlin Libros, Spain