Dreaming in Turtle by Peter Laufer audiobook

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

By Peter Laufer, PhD
Introduction by Richard Branson
Read by Peter Laufer, PhD

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio 9781250128096

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684415168

  • ISBN: 9781684415168

Runtime: 10.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Dreaming in Turtle is a masterpiece of nature writing.” Craig Stanford, author of The Last Tortoise

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Peter Laufer PhD

Author Bio: Peter Laufer PhD

Journalist Peter Laufer is the James Wallace Chair Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

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Author Bio: Peter Laufer PhD

Author Bio: Peter Laufer PhD

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Runtime: 10.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English