By Jeff Corwin
Renowned tv host Jeff Corwin takes readers on a gripping trip all over the world to fulfill the animals threatened by way of extinction
It's no mystery that our planet is in problem. Environmental threats similar to weather switch, toxins, habitat loss, and land degradation threaten the survival of millions of plant and animal species. In a hundred Heartbeats, Jeff Corwin offers an pressing portrait of the natural world teetering at the brink.
From the forests slipping away underneath the stealthy paws of the Florida panther, to the enormous panda's plight to climb ever larger within the mountains of China, Corwin takes you on a world travel to witness firsthand the severe nation of our flora and fauna. alongside the way in which, he stocks inspiring tales of battles being waged and gained through the conservationists at the entrance traces of safeguard.
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100 Heartbeats by Jeff Corwin