Goodreads Monday: The Ghosts of Evolution

Welcome back to Goodreads Monday, where I tell you about a book on my TBR that I plan to read…. someday.

This week’s randomly selected book is:

41LmijbcUTL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_The Ghosts of Evolution
by Connie Barlow
304 pages

From Goodreads: A new vision is sweeping through ecological science: The dense web of dependencies that makes up an ecosystem has gained an added dimension-the dimension of time. Every field, forest, and park is full of living organisms adapted for relationships with creatures that are now extinct. In a vivid narrative, Connie Barlow shows how the idea of “missing partners” in nature evolved from isolated, curious examples into an idea that is transforming how ecologists understand the entire flora and fauna of the Americas. This fascinating book will enrich the experience of any amateur naturalist, as well as teach us that the ripples of biodiversity loss around us are just the leading edge of what may well become perilous cascades of extinction.

A friend recommended this to me, saying that it was weird and fascinating. As we have similar tastes in science writing, it sounded like something I would enjoy.

What’s on your TBR?

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