Dreaming in Turtle

A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric Creatures
Product Number: EB00719306
Released: Nov 20, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250128102
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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A fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe; Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a beloved species. Dreaming in Turtle is a compelling story of a stalwart animal prized from prehistory through to today—an animal threatened by human greed, pragmatism, and rationalization. It stars turtles and shady and heroic human characters both, in settings ranging from luxury redoubts to degraded habitats, during a time when the confluence of easy global trade, limited supply, and inexhaustible demand has accelerated the stress on species. The growth of the middle class in high-population regions like China, where the turtle is particularly valued, feeds this perfect storm into which the turtle finds itself lashed. This is a tale not just of endangered turtles but also one of overall human failings, frailties, and vulnerabilities—all punctuated by optimistic hope for change fueled by dedicated turtle champions.

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Author(s): Peter Laufer
Genre: History, Science
Original Publish Date: Nov 20, 2018

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Author(s): Peter Laufer
Narrator(s): Peter Laufer
Genre: Science, History
Product Number DD39312
Released: Nov 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781684415168
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Author(s): Peter Laufer
Narrator(s): Peter Laufer
Genre: Science, History
Product Number Z100108838
Released: Nov 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684415175

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