Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents

By Marty Essen

  • Six-time award-winning book!
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune top-10 "green" book!

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Cool Creatures, scorching Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents follows Marty and Deb Essen on a three-and-a-half-year-long experience to a couple of the wildest areas on all seven continents.

The American couple started crisscrossing the globe with the straightforward purpose of looking for infrequent and engaging natural world. while their travels coincided with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the further aspect made them unwitting ambassadors for peace. Their experiences--from fun to lifestyles threatening--changed their lives forever.

This isn't your commonplace travelogue. Marty Essen has written a e-book that entertains, informs, and poignantly reminds us that all of us percentage a small planet. 
Locations visited comprise: Belize, Peru (the Amazon Rainforest), Argentina, Australia (Queensland), Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and Northwest Territories), Antarctica, Europe (Spain, France, Switzerland, and Andorra), Malaysia (Borneo), and Africa (Zimbabwe).

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Annie is a sweetheart who likes to make buddies with every person. the single challenge is that there are literally Annies: the “good Annie” and the “bad Annie. ” If you’ve ever watched celebrity Trek or learn technology fiction books, you’re most likely conversant in the concept that of trade universes and recognize that hidden portals frequently supply shortcuts from one universe to a different. What you don’t understand is that comparable portals exist the following in the world — and so they all result in Idaho. I discovered of the portals upon researching that Annie’s naughty yet bodily exact counterpart lives simply around the border in Idaho. lifestyles is ok whilst every one Annie is still in her right kingdom. regrettably, our puppy — the great Annie — can sniff out the hidden portals in virtually any forest. She often resists the portals, yet occasionally the undesirable Annie tempts her from the opposite aspect. And as any physics pupil is familiar with, Annies can’t occupy an analogous country even as. consequently, whilst the great Annie is going to Idaho, the undesirable Annie joins us right here in Montana. The exchanges tend to be short, and if the undesirable Annie overextends her remain, we’ve discovered that threatening to offer her a tub sends her hightailing it again to Idaho. After 3 directly in a foreign country journeys, Deb and that i couldn’t endure leaving Kate and Annie in a kennel back. The time was once correct for our North American experience, and we’d make it a street journey. when you consider that canine, either strong and undesirable, like to journey in vehicles, we’d need to ensure the right Annie used to be with us once we departed. If no longer, good… determining the place to move in North the US took a few deliberation. Deb prompt riding the Alaska street to Fairbanks, but if I checked with the yank car organization (AAA), they projected an eighteen-day round-trip, averaging seven hours of using according to day. the largest difficulty was once time. as a result of a few contemporary worker turnover, my workplace employees was once green, and leaving my company for greater than weeks may supply me evening sweats. As we seemed into different ideas, I saved returning to the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The mileage discounts as opposed to Fairbanks used to be just one hundred miles, and that i knew after we reached the Arctic Circle I’d are looking to proceed the entire strategy to the city of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, on the best of Canada. based on the AAA, a round-trip among my domestic and Inuvik may log 5,344 miles and take twenty days. whereas including extra shuttle days must have eradicated the journey as attainable, as soon as the assumption was once planted in my mind not anything else me. The AAA’s shuttle occasions did look conservative. How conservative, I didn’t be aware of — yet we have been going to determine. If the journey took longer than weeks, I’d simply take care of the evening sweats. Our mode of transportation for the journey will be my 1999 Ford F-150 pickup. possessing a full-sized truck isn’t anything an environmentalist like me is proud to confess, yet after spending a number of winters in Montana, I grew bored with changing into stranded on the backside of the steep, unmaintained highway to our condominium and gave in to the practicality of a high-clearance four-wheel force.

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