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 experience to a couple of the wildest locations on all seven continents.
The American couple all started crisscrossing the globe with the straightforward goal of looking for infrequent and engaging flora and fauna. whilst their travels coincided with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the additional aspect made them unwitting ambassadors for peace. Their experiences--from fun to existence threatening--changed their lives forever.
This isn't really your ordinary travelogue. Marty Essen has written a ebook 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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