Popular television host Jeff Corwin takes readers on a gripping
journey around the world to meet the animals threatened by extinction
It's no secret that our planet is in crisis. Environmental threats such as climate change, pollution, habitat loss, and land degradation threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species. In 100 Heartbeats, Jeff Corwin provides an urgent portrait of the wildlife teetering on the brink.
From the forests slipping away beneath the stealthy paws of the Florida panther, to the giant panda's plight to climb ever higher in the mountains of China, Corwin takes you on a global tour to witness first-hand the critical state of our natural world. Along the way, he shares inspiring stories of battles being waged and won by the conservationists on the front lines of defence. The race to save the planet's most endangered wildlife is under way. Every heartbeat matters.
About The Author
Jeff Corwin is a biologist, wildlife conservationist, Emmy Award-winning host of several television shows, and a producer of MSNBC's 100 Heartbeats documentary. He lives off the coast of Massachussetts.
"A compelling portrait of several endangered species...[100 Heartbeats is] equal-part adventure story, travelogue, history lesson, environmental textbook, and investigative journalism. Perhaps most importantly, it also serves as a call to action."
--The Scientific American
"[A] valuable, far-reaching look at endangered species and global efforts to save them. Determined but far from didactic...Corwin manages to dull the hopelessness and build a strong case for continuing efforts now and in the future."
-- Publishers Weekly
"[A] forceful plea for humanity to stop the so-called "Sixth Extinction," [100 Heartbeats] stress[es] that humans are responsible for the extinction crisis, and only they have the power to stop it."
-- Columbia Journalism Review
"Corwin's conversational, upbeat style makes readers care about the species in peril."
-- Booklist "Corwin advances the important message that every heartbeat matters."
-- Kirkus Reviews "The importance of this absorbing and exciting book is that it bears witness to Earth's vanishing wildlife by an expert who has actually visited the species, one by one. Corwin reports their status and prognosis, their case histories, and humanity's chances to save each one--if we awaken in time." --E. O. Wilson, research professor, Harvard University, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "On Human Nature "and "The Ants " "On a warming world, conservation and wildlife protection is an increasingly desperate battle. Here are the stories of some real heroes, who should move us all to real action."--Bill McKibben, author of "Deep Economy
"A wonderful read filled with great outdoor adventure stories and fresh, interesting science. Jeff Corwin's love of animals shines through these narratives." --Bruce Babb itt, former US Secretary of the Interior, and chairman, World Wildlife Fund "Drawing from his travels to the front lines of the extinction crisis, Jeff Corwin paints a compelling portrait of the many threa
Number Of Pages: 303
Published: 26th October 2010
Publisher: RODALE PRESS
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.449
Edition Number: 1