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Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur

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The story of an ancient sea turtle and what its survival says about our future, from the award-winning writer and naturalist.

Though nature is indifferent to the struggles of her creatures, the human effect on them is often premeditated. The distressing decline of sea turtles in Pacific waters and their surprising recovery in the Atlantic illuminate what can go both wrong and right from our interventions, and teach us the lessons that can be applied to restore health to the world's oceans and its creatures. As Carl Safina's compelling natural history adventure makes clear, the fate of the astonishing leatherback turtle, whose ancestry can be traced back 125 million years, is in our hands.

Writing with verve and color, Safina describes how he and his colleagues track giant pelagic turtles across the world's oceans and onto remote beaches of every continent. As scientists apply lessons learned in the Atlantic and Caribbean to other endangered seas, Safina follows leatherback migrations, including a thrilling journey from Monterey, California, to nesting grounds on the most remote beaches of Papua, New Guinea. The only surviving species of its genus, family, and suborder, the leatherback is an evolutionary marvel: a reptile that behaves like a warm-blooded dinosaur, an ocean animal able to withstand colder water than most fishes and dive deeper than any whale.

In his peerless prose, Safina captures the delicate interaction between these gentle giants and the humans who are finally playing a significant role in their survival.

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In his peerless prose, Safina captures the delicate interaction between these gentle giants--the ancient leatherback turtle whose ancestry can be traced back 125 million years--and the humans who are finally playing a significant role in their survival.

Synopsis:

"Magnificent . . . A joyful, hopeful book. Safina gives us ample reasons to be enthralled by this astonishing ancient animal--and ample reasons to care."
--Los Angeles Times
 
As Carl Safina's compelling natural history adventure makes clear, the fate of the leatherback turtle is in our hands. The distressing decline of these ancient sea turtles in Pacific waters and their surprising recovery in the Atlantic illuminate the results--both positive and negative--of our interventions and the lessons that can be applied, globally, to restore the oceans and their creatures.

We accompany award-winning natural history expert Safina and his colleagues as they track leatherbacks across the world's oceans and onto remote beaches of every continent, including a thrilling journey from Monterey, California, to nesting grounds in Papua, New Guinea. Throughout, in his peerless prose, Safina captures the delicate interaction between these gentle giants and the humans who are playing a significant role in their survival.

About the Author

Carl Safina, a MacArthur fellow, Pew fellow, 2000 winner of a Lannan award for literature, and winner of the 2003 John Burroughs Award, is president of the Blue Ocean Institute. The New York Times Book Review called his Song for the Blue Ocean (0-8050-6122-3) "a landmark book." It was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Selection, and a Library Journal Best Science Book Selection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805083187
Author:
Safina, Carl
Publisher:
Holt McDougal
Subject:
Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Leatherback turtle.
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Ecosystems
Subject:
Habitats/Oceans
Subject:
Seas
Subject:
Nature Studies-Reptiles and Amphibians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pgs. of bandw photos; 4 maps
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , In his peerless prose, Safina captures the delicate interaction between these gentle giants--the ancient leatherback turtle whose ancestry can be traced back 125 million years--and the humans who are finally playing a significant role in their survival.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Magnificent . . . A joyful, hopeful book. Safina gives us ample reasons to be enthralled by this astonishing ancient animal--and ample reasons to care."
--Los Angeles Times
 
As Carl Safina's compelling natural history adventure makes clear, the fate of the leatherback turtle is in our hands. The distressing decline of these ancient sea turtles in Pacific waters and their surprising recovery in the Atlantic illuminate the results--both positive and negative--of our interventions and the lessons that can be applied, globally, to restore the oceans and their creatures.

We accompany award-winning natural history expert Safina and his colleagues as they track leatherbacks across the world's oceans and onto remote beaches of every continent, including a thrilling journey from Monterey, California, to nesting grounds in Papua, New Guinea. Throughout, in his peerless prose, Safina captures the delicate interaction between these gentle giants and the humans who are playing a significant role in their survival.

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