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Advance praise for Unnatural Selection:


“Disturbing but fascinating...bright, clear, and accessible prose...A concise book with a powerful message.”


“Clear, precise prose….deft analogies…just the right book to give to a friend or family member who thinks that evolution has little to do with day-to-day practicalities.”

—Los Angeles Review of Books





Emily Monosson spoke with Salon about rapid evolution, antibiotic resistance, and how chemicals are shaping our world.



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While visiting Chicago, Jaime Lerner stopped by WBEZ's Worldview to talk about bus rapid transit and other urban innovations.



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During his stay in New York City, Jaime Lerner spoke with Next City about some of his favorite places in that and other cities and why they succeed.



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One of the biggest questions facing environmental thought today is how to greet the Anthropocene, the proposed name for the current geologic era that is shaped by humans rather than ice or asteroids. Should we embrace this manhandled world as inevitable, or should we spend dollars and time trying to preserve untouched lands and rebuild stressed ecosystems?


In the early 1970s, scientists were beginning to connect the dots between overpopulation and diminished human well-being...



Jaime Lerner talked with Brian Lehrer about pinpricks of urbanism in New York City and cities around the world.



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The co-authors of The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change joined Locus Focus to talk about how to find humor in a grim topic like climate change—and why.



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The reviewer wrote, "...this book is a welcome retrospective of what he and others have learned about jaguars so far, and what's being done for them now."



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New Scientist called the book "a riveting tale of environmental success and National Geographic featured an interview with author Alan Rabinowitz.



The reviewer wrote, "I read everything Rabinowitz writes – he is a gifted storyteller and accomplished researcher. I recommend all his books. This is his best. It’s hard to read this book and not reach the conclusion that the jaguar is flat-out one of the coolest animals to walk this planet. And there’s no one better to tell its story than Alan Rabinowitz."



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