First off, I have to say that I had originally thought this book might be ‘too smart’ for me. Not to say that it isn’t brilliant, because it is, but Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You turned out to be an exceptional read even for those who aren’t exactly scientifically inclined.
Dan Riskin takes his real life experiences of creating his own family, diving in bat caves and exploring the most dangerous forests in the world and turns them into a well-written page turner.
Using the 7 deadly sins—Lust, gluttony, envy, greed, sloth, pride and wrath— he delves into the animal kingdom in relation to how we, humans, behave. He talks about how some species steal from each other, others fling there poop as diversion and some even devour their mates after copulation. Riskin’s unique approach to a science novel involves his own humorous voice, which is written so well into the text you can almost hear him telling the story.
Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You is a read unlike any other and could make an intrigued learner out of anyone.
Lots of love, L&A