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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In the vein of Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Kolbert comes 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
Genre: History, Science
Product Number DD39312
Released: Nov 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781684415168
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Author(s): Peter Laufer
Genre: History, Science
Product Number Z100108838
Released: Nov 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684415175

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