John Hainze - "Nature Underfoot"


Join us in welcoming local entomologist and author John Hainze as we explore the world of pests and weeds right under our feet with Nature Underfoot.

Fruit flies, silverfish, dandelions, and crabgrass are the bane of many people and the target of numerous chemical and physical eradication efforts. In this compelling reassessment of the relationship between humans and the natural world, John Hainze--an entomologist and former pesticide developer--considers the fascinating and bizarre history of how these so-called invasive or unwanted pests and weeds have coevolved with humanity and highlights the benefits of a greater respect and moral consideration toward these organisms.

With deep insight into the lives of the underappreciated and often reviled creatures that surround us, Hainze's accessible and engaging natural history draws on ethics, religion, and philosophy as he passionately argues that creepy crawlies and unwanted plants deserve both empathy and accommodation as partners dwelling with us on earth.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
1811 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109-2850
Nature Underfoot: Living with Beetles, Crabgrass, Fruit Flies, and Other Tiny Life Around Us Cover Image
By John Hainze, Angela Mele (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780300242782
Availability: Available
Published: Yale University Press - February 18th, 2020