SUBTITLE: Conservation, the coronavirus and how we must reset our relationship with nature
FORMAT: Paperback Book
SUMMARY: It’s not about the bats, it’s about you and me – and our governments. As Covid19 has brought drastic change to our world, the time for this idea has come: we need to reset our relationship with nature.
The Covid19 pandemic has put the spotlight on how human expansion on earth has led to an increase in zoonotic viruses jumping species, and calls on us to reexamine our rampant commercialisation of nature and animals in farming, wildlife management and in our diets. At the heart of the problem is ‘anthropocentrism’: our egotistical view that ecosystems, plants, trees and other animals exist for the benefit of humans, and humans alone.
In his trademark accessible and anecdotal style, Cruise explores the ethical and practical issues, the personal and political choices – and solutions – to the greatest problem facing all species on earth. This author lives in George.
AUTHOR: Adam Cruise is an investigative environmental journalist, travel writer and academic. He has contributed to number of international publications including National Geographic and The Guardian. His books include King Solomon and the Showman, Louis Botha’s War and In the Pursuit of Solitude.