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No Species Is an Island


I picked this up in a niche indie bookstore in a town just outside the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, which is a great place to be reading about the plants and animals of the columnar cactus Sonoran Desert. I thought this book was fantastic. It's tidy, well-organized, clear, and informative. It has extremely detailed and specific information that illuminates the work of scientific inquiry as well as the interconnected web of the natural world. The most valuable thing I took away from this was the vivid map of reliance between species that travel far from a single small patch of desert in Mexico.


Listen, humans: We all depend on each other. It's important not to let the bats and the cacti down.

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