What if Nature is more cooperative, and less competitive, than we think?
Sweet in Tooth and Claw: Stories of Generosity and Cooperation in the Natural World (Patagonia hardcover book)
About the Author
Kristin Ohlson is an author and freelance journalist in Portland, Oregon, who has published articles in the New York Times, Orion, Discover, Gourmet, Oprah, and many other print and online publications. Her magazine work has been anthologized in Best American Science Writing and Best American Travel Writing.
“Deftly weaving together science, social thought, and a remarkable cast of characters, Ohlson’s book uncovers the marvelous partnerships that make life possible, showing that cooperation, not competition, is the key to survival.” Elizabeth Carlisle, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara
"Ohlson looks at nature through the lens of cooperation, from the intricate workings of one-celled creatures all the way to entire forests and cities (above and below ground). This deeply reported and stunning book holds up a mirror to us humans, showing how we thrive when we embrace nature’s generous spirit.” Judith Schwartz, author of The Reindeer Chronicles: And Other Inspiring Stories of Working With Nature to Heal the Earth
A rich and fascinating book, stunning in its vision of how, by embracing nature’s cooperative, generous spirit, human beings might do part of the great work of helping the planet and its inhabitants to thrive.—starred review, Foreword Reviews
392-page hardcover book, printed in full color with over 120 photos throughout; 6" X 8 1/4"
Published by Patagonia
Country of Origin
Made in USA.
Printed on 100% postconsumer recycled paper