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, sizzling 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 begun crisscrossing the globe with the easy goal of looking for infrequent and engaging natural world. whilst their travels coincided with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the further point made them unwitting ambassadors for peace. Their experiences--from a laugh to existence threatening--changed their lives forever.

This isn't really your ordinary travelogue. Marty Essen has written a ebook 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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How a ways are we from the truck? ” “We’re approximately 5 mins away. It’s simply up this path. ” without notice I felt exhausted. The depth of the quest had saved me going. Now, I trudged alongside at the back of Chris — beat. What occurred subsequent remains to be a blur to me. If we have been looking at historical Greek theater, we’d name it “deus ex machina,” if we have been looking at a soccer online game, we’d name it “a accomplished Hail Mary pass,” if we have been observing The Crocodile Hunter, we’d name it “a average convey finishing. ” All i do know is that i used to be sweeping my flashlight along the trail, hoping for a miracle, whilst Chris bobbed in the back of a fallen tree and emerged with an amethystine python! “Marty! glance what i discovered! ” “Oh … my … God! He’s large! ” Chris stood with the snake’s head clutched in his hand, its physique wrapped numerous instances round his arm, and its tail looped over his shoulders. “Several months in the past I observed a python in the back of an identical tree. I had a stoop he should be again — and there he was once. ” “Do you actually imagine it’s a similar snake? ” “He’s in regards to the related measurement, yet there’s no solution to recognize evidently. ” “How lengthy do you think that he's? ” “A little over meters. Do you wanna carry him? ” “You recognize I do. yet first enable me take a few photos of you with the snake. ” Up beforehand, capturing pictures at midnight were a two-person operation. with no Chris to polish his highlight the place i wished to concentration the digital camera, I needed to objective my flashlight with one hand and my digicam with the opposite. the method used to be awkward, however it labored. the following maneuver, although, will be considerably more challenging. To move the python, I’d need to clutch its head whereas Chris at the same time published it, after which we’d need to interact to uncoil its physique and tail. “Whatever you do,” acknowledged Chris, “don’t allow the snake chew you. A python this huge won’t allow move — we’d be right here all evening attempting to dislodge it. ” As we situated ourselves for the handoff, we learned our problem and laughed. we would have liked all our fingers for the python, yet except considered one of us held a gentle, we couldn’t see what we have been doing. eventually we accomplished the move with strikes invaluable of a contortionist and my flashlight wedged among my ft. as soon as I had keep an eye on of the python, i used to be stunned how robust he used to be. He had wrapped himself so tightly round my arm that my palms started to tingle from loss of stream. “Look how pink your hand is! ” stated Chris. “I understand. think what it'll appear like if he quite desired to squeeze. ” Pythons are constrictors heavily on the topic of boas. the most distinction is that pythons lay eggs, and boas (with one disputed exception) undergo reside younger. The python i used to be keeping wasn’t squeezing me as though I have been prey, in spite of the fact that; he used to be simply stressful from the abrupt switch of conditions and certain anticipating a chance to sink his the teeth into me. He started to chill out as soon as he discovered I wasn’t going to harm him. in reality, whereas Chris snapped photographs with my digicam, i used to be in a position to liberate the snake’s head with no need to fend off a chew test. “Well, mate, we higher move.

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