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Although Piloses is an imaginary animal created to illustrate the basics of biological adaptation driven by climate change, the underlying science is sound and presented in a thoroughly 'kid friendly' picture book format, making it an ideal and highly recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library collections.
It suggests that emotionally charged spiritual experiences are a result of biological adaptation and that animals also experience similar effects of analogous adaptations.
Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) was a sociable Midlands doctor who incorporated his radical ideas about natural philosophy, politics, and social reform into florid and sexually suggestive scientific poems that also presaged his grandson's interest in natural selection and biological adaptation.
He applies the principle of biological adaptation to military affairs to show how to generate new ways to respond to threats.
In the animal kingdom this is a rather novel, and presumably effective, biological adaptation.