Eat, Poop, Die by Joe Roman

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Roman opens his fascinating look at zoogeochemistry by tracking how seabirds jumpstarted the development of a barren volcanic island into a lush, thriving grassland. Once there was guano, there were insects, plants, more birds, and larger animals, each species consuming and spreading the essential nutrients (nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus) that then fostered other species. From whales and bison to salmon and sea otters, cicadas, ants, and midges, each creature plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, and as Earth faces the decline of biodiversity Roman presents a chilling picture of what could happen without “the beating heart of the planet.”

Eat, Poop, Die: How Animals Make Our World By Joe Roman, PhD Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316372923
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - November 7th, 2023