Dreaming in Turtle : A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric Creatures
by Peter Laufer


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A fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe; Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a beloved species.

Dreaming in Turtle is a compelling story of a stalwart animal prized from prehistory through to today--an animal threatened by human greed, pragmatism, and rationalization.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe; Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a beloved species.

Dreaming in Turtle is a compelling story of a stalwart animal prized from prehistory through to today--an animal threatened by human greed, pragmatism, and rationalization. It stars turtles and shady and heroic human characters both, in settings ranging from luxury redoubts to degraded habitats, during a time when the confluence of easy global trade, limited supply, and inexhaustible demand has accelerated the stress on species. The growth of the middle class in high-population regions like China, where the turtle is particularly valued, feeds this perfect storm into which the turtle finds itself lashed. This is a tale not just of endangered turtles but also one of overall human failings, frailties, and vulnerabilities--all punctuated by optimistic hope for change fueled by dedicated turtle champions.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250128096
  • ISBN-10: 1250128099
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publish Date: November 2018
  • Page Count: 304


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