Diary of a Young Naturalist

Dara McAnulty

2020


An insightful and moving reflection, as much about a young man's struggles with autism as about the environment. But it also indirectly highlights the strengths of introversion and autism, the ability to perceive the important things and to identify mistakes and charletainry wherever they appear.

Finished on Sat, 04 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700.   Rating 3/5.

Invasive Aliens: The Plants and Animals from Over There That Are Over Here

Dan Eatherley


The story of plants and animals invading the UK, mainly (though not entirely) with human intervention. Full of anecdotes and strange twists as species interact.

It's hard to say whether the overall impact of invasive species is positive or negative. It's remarkable that many species that invade other countries do better there than they did at home, which is a positive for global biodiversity in a sense. I also hadn't realised how deliberate a lot of introductions were, and how two-way they went between Europe and the "New World".

Finished on Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700.   Rating 3/5.