Author: Mary Roach
This is my 101st read for the year
The author takes a hard look at animals and plants all over the world that are considered "pest" even though they are doing what they only know - survival. From bears who break into garbage cans and houses, to trees that fall and hurt people because they have reached the end of their life cycle, Roach takes a deep dive into the world of animal control and speaks to experts on what they are doing to humanely control the population. And in true Roach form, the book has a humor undertone that will leave the reader with smiles and chuckles even among the most serious of subjects.
I have read several of Roach's books and was excited to see this new one. My first book of hers "Stiff" left me in stitches about the world wth cadavers donated to science. This book didn't disappoint. She visits places all over to find out how controlling out of control animal populations are being dealt with. This subject could have been as dull as dirt, but Roach does a good job keeping the reader entertained even when talking about dung.
Check it out. As well as many of her other books. You won't be disappointed.
Stars: 4 1/2
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