TITLE: Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction
AUTHOR: Chris D. Thomas
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
This is an interesting and decently written book that takes a look at the not so doom-and-gloom effects of man's impact on the environment and the ever changing nature of the environment.
The author points out that man is part of nature and man's activities are no different from any other animal, we just use different means to accomplish out goals. He also points out that nature, evolution and the environment are dynamic and ever changing and that conservation efforts that assume nature is static are doomed to failure and go against the natural order of "how things work". Thomas makes use of many examples to make his points, but I felt his chapter arguments could have been more focused. While I don't agree 100% with everything he writes, I felt this book is important in terms of providing food for thought and in shaking up the conservation/environmental people to take a good look at what they are actually trying to accomplish and if the current methods are working.