Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution by Menno Schilthuizen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250127822
Published: Picador - April 3rd, 2018

Admittedly, I was first drawn to Schilthuizen's book by its beautiful cover. However, after just a few pages I found myself as much fascinated by the book's subject matter as I was with the cover. Schilthuizen hopes his readers will come away with an understanding that the rapidly expanding and multiplying urban centers around the world are as important to environmental studies as are forests, jungles, and deserts. After learning about all the ways in which various animals adapt to and, in fact, evolve in response to urban environments, I've become an ardent supporter of Schilthuizen's viewpoint. At times funny, gross, and shocking, this book will change how you look at nature. ~ Reviewed by Josh Cohen-Peyton