Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid : How the Natural World is Adapting to Climate Change

Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid : How the Natural World is Adapting to Climate Change

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by Thor Hanson

ISBN: 9781785789786
Published: 2 Feb 2023

'An original, wide-ranging and carefully researched book ... contains important lessons for humanity.' Mark Cocker, The Spectator

A fascinating insight into climate change biology around the globe, as well as in our own backyards. Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid is the first major book by a biologist to focus on the fascinating story of how the natural world is adjusting, adapting, and sometimes measurably evolving in response to climate change.

Lyrical and thought-provoking, this book broadens the climate focus from humans to the wider lattice of life. Bestselling nature writer Thor Hanson - author of Buzz (a Radio 4 'Book of the Week') - shows us how Caribbean lizards have grown larger toe pads to grip trees more tightly during frequent hurricanes; and how the 'plasticity' of squid has allowed them to change their body size and breeding habits to cope with altered sea temperatures. Plants and animals have a great deal to teach us about the nature of what comes next, because for many of them, and also for many of us, that world is already here.