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Sweet in Tooth and Claw: a gorgeous book about the generosity and goodness of nature

Sweet in Tooth and Claw

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Sweet in Tooth and Claw: Nature is More Cooperative Than We Think

With a similar sense of wonder and beauty to Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Sweet in Tooth and Claw is a gorgeous book about the generosity and cooperation that exist around us.

URL: https://amzn.to/3Agok8O

Author: Kristin Ohlson

Editor's Rating:
4.5

Synopsis

“When we love the earth, we are able to love ourselves more fully.”

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With a similar sense of wonder and beauty to Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Sweet in Tooth and Claw is a gorgeous book about the generosity and cooperation that exist around us.

If you’ve read books like The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, you might know about the secret cooperation of a forest, but who knew that salmon could also help a forest to thrive? This book is packed with such examples and stories that really do help you see the world differently.

Here, Kristin Ohlson rekindles hope in the natural goodness and connectedness of the world, but her book is also a powerful reminder of the damage that humankind has done to our home planet – chiefly, through ignorance of these dense webs of connection that we still can’t wholly wrap our heads around.

Book review

This book isn’t always easy-reading – it’s dense and packed with information, which lends it more to slow short reading sessions rather than a day-long read. But I think that’s how this book should be enjoyed: slowly and thoughtfully.

Reading this is a reminder that humans can – and should – be involved in this interconnectedness too, as just another co-creator and caretaker of a generous and thriving ecosystem that requires our full attention.

Worth a read?

If you love beautifully written and illuminating books about our natural world, I’d wholeheartedly recommend Sweet in Tooth and Claw.

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Get the book

You can find the book on Amazon or as a beautiful full-colour hardcover in the Patagonia store.


Thank you to Kristin Ohlson, Patagonia, and NetGalley for this ARC.

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