It's Not About the Bats

Conservation, the coronavirus and how we must re-set our relationship with nature

Adam Cruise

ISBN:

9780624091578

Epub ISBN:

9780624091585

Publisher:

Tafelberg

Date Released:

March 2021

Price (incl. VAT):

R 350.00

Format:

Soft cover, 224pp


About this book:

It’s not about the bats, it’s you and me – and our governments. As Covid-19 has brought drastic change to our world, the time for this idea has come: we need to re-set our relationship with nature.

The Covid-19 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 re-examine 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.

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Readers say

‘These are the steps we need to take to restore the balance of nature and ensure our own survival.’

- Don Pinnock


‘This book goes where few have gone before … This is a courageous book that you will not regret reading.’

- Patricia S.W. Awori


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