Nature Underfoot: Living With Beetles, Crabgrass, Fruit Flies, And Other Tiny Life Around Us

byJohn HainzeIllustratorAngela Mele

February 18, 2020|
Nature Underfoot: Living With Beetles, Crabgrass, Fruit Flies, And Other Tiny Life Around Us by John Hainze
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An informed and heartfelt tribute to commonly unappreciated plants, insects, and other tiny creatures that reconsiders humanity’s relationship to nature

"Put aside that can of Raid for the short time it takes to read this book."—Natural History

Named a Favorite Book of 2020 by The Progressive

Fruit flies, silverfish, dandelions, and crabgrass are the bane of many people and the target of numerous chemical and physical eradication efforts. In this compelling reassessment of the relationship between humans and the natural world, John Hainze—an entomologist and former pesticide developer—considers the fascinating and bizarre history of how these so-called invasive or unwanted pests and weeds have coevolved with humanity and highlights the benefits of a greater respect and moral consideration toward these organisms.
 
With deep insight into the lives of the underappreciated and often reviled creatures that surround us, Hainze’s accessible and engaging natural history draws on ethics, religion, and philosophy as he passionately argues that creepy crawlies and unwanted plants deserve both empathy and accommodation as partners dwelling with us on earth.
John Hainze is an entomologist and ethicist. He is an affiliate at the Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University, and president of BioOpus LLC.
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Title:Nature Underfoot: Living With Beetles, Crabgrass, Fruit Flies, And Other Tiny Life Around Us
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Published:February 18, 2020
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300242782

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