100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species

100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species

by Jeff Corwin


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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 firsthand 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 defense. The race to save the planet's most endangered wildlife is under way. Every heartbeat matters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605294148
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 517,612
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

From an early age, Jeff Corwin has worked for the conservation of endangered species. In addition to his work as a wildlife biologist, Corwin is also an Emmy Award–winning producer and host of more than a dozen television series that have been broadcast in more than 100 countries for the following networks: Discovery, Animal Planet, Disney, the Food Network, NBC, CNN, and the Travel Channel. His most recent documentary project, MSNBC's 100 Heartbeats, is based on this book. He is the author of Living On the Edge (Rodale, 2004) and the Jeff Corwin Junior Explorers Series (Puffin Books). Corwin holds bachelor of science degrees in biology and anthropology from Bridgewater State College and a master of science degree in wildlife and fisheries conservation from the University of Massachusetts. He is the founder of the EcoZone, an interactive museum in Norwell, Massachusetts. When not in the field, Corwin resides with his wife and two daughters on a small island off of the southeastern coast of Massachusetts.

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100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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VannaBlack More than 1 year ago
I was assigned to read "100 Heartbeats" for my AP Environmental Science class. Being a student in high school, you could probably guess that I wasn't exactly...elated to find this out. Obviously I did not have a choice but to read it, but to my surprise, I actually kind of enjoyed the book! I believe the Jeff Corwin did a good job of portraying the many problems that we face in the environment today. Many of his stories about meeting animals on the brink of extinction and traveling around the world were very fascinating to me. I did find quite a bit of the writing about the animals in danger a little too uniform. It is not that the EXACT same thing was written about all of the animals, but it seems as if some of the chapters were lacking some of the interesting facts that could have potentially drawn the readers in. Some of the chapters seemed to have the same basic outlined evidence instead of giving facts that could have made the reader want to hop on a plane and go rescue the endangered animal themselves. In spite of that, I think that overall, this book was pretty good!
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Kbmartie More than 1 year ago
First I will start out by saying that I was never a huge fan of Jeff Corwin's TV show. But this book is very informative and allows the everyday person to see just how much our actions are affecting animals around the world.
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NanaR More than 1 year ago
My grandson loves this book. He is becoming aware of relevant issues that will affect his future.As a young person, he may be able to contribute to solutions of these problems
tjs83 More than 1 year ago
Corwin really educated people about the predicament animals are in. It makes you care. It is full of some interesting and heart-wrenching stories. A good read