John Murray is to publish Natural Histories, a book of a major BBC Radio 4 series which begins today (2nd June).
"Natural Histories" is a weekly series, presented by wildlife expert Brett Westwood, which explores the stories of 25 “unexpected species that have managed to get under the skin of human society and change the way we see the world”. The series is a partnership between Radio 4 and the Natural History Museum.
The book will be written by Brett and Stephen Moss, who wrote Tweet of the Day (John Murray) and is scheduled for October.
Georgina Laycock at John Murray acquired world rights to Natural Histories from the BBC. She said: “Brett and Stephen are a fantastic nature-writing duo. As self-taught naturalists they are both amazing communicators – their enthusiasm positively bounds off the page.”
Moss said: “Uncovering the treasure trove of fascinating and often astonishing stories about how plants and animals have influenced human culture and society has been a delightful task. I hope the reader will share our amazement at these extraordinary intersections between nature and culture; stories that enable us to better understand both the natural world and ourselves.”