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Tapestries of Life by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, Translated by Lucy Moffatt

April 27, 2021

The second book by the bestselling author of Extraordinary Insects

Trees clean air and water; hoverflies and bees pollinate our crops; the kingfisher inspired the construction of high-speed trains. In Tapestries of Life, bestselling author Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson explains how closely we are all connected with the natural world, highlighting our indelible link with nature’s finely knit system and our everyday lives.

In the heart of natural world is a life-support system like no other, a collective term that describes all the goods and services we receive – food, fresh water, medicine, pollination, pollution control, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention, recreation, spiritual health and so much more. In this utterly captivating book, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson sets out to explore these wonderful, supportive elements – taking the reader on a journey through the surprising characteristics of the natural world.

Published 14th June 2021 | Hardback | 9780008402730 | RRP £14.99


If you’re a bookseller in the UK or Ireland and you’d like an advance reading copy of Tapestries of Life please send your request, along with your name and bookshop address, to Ammara at independentthinking@harpercollins.co.uk.

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