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 event to a couple of the wildest locations on all seven continents.
The American couple begun crisscrossing the globe with the easy goal of attempting to find infrequent and fascinating natural world. while their travels coincided with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the extra aspect made them unwitting ambassadors for peace. Their experiences--from fun to existence threatening--changed their lives forever.
This isn't really your regular travelogue. Marty Essen has written a publication that entertains, informs, and poignantly reminds us that all of us proportion a small planet.
Locations visited contain: 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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