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By Jeff Corwin

Well known tv host Jeff Corwin takes readers on a gripping trip around the globe to fulfill the animals threatened through extinction

It's no mystery that our planet is in quandary. Environmental threats corresponding to weather switch, toxins, habitat loss, and land degradation threaten the survival of hundreds of thousands of plant and animal species. In a hundred Heartbeats, Jeff Corwin offers an pressing portrait of the natural world teetering at the brink.

From the forests slipping away underneath the stealthy paws of the Florida panther, to the large panda's plight to climb ever better within the mountains of China, Corwin takes you on a world journey to witness firsthand the severe country of our flora and fauna. alongside the best way, he stocks inspiring tales of battles being waged and gained by means of the conservationists at the entrance strains of security.

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