By Marty Essen
- Six-time award-winning book!
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune top-10 "green" book!
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Cool Creatures, scorching Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents follows Marty and Deb Essen on a three-and-a-half-year-long event to a few of the wildest locations on all seven continents.
The American couple started crisscrossing the globe with the straightforward purpose of attempting to find infrequent and engaging flora and fauna. while their travels coincided with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the additional point made them unwitting ambassadors for peace. Their experiences--from a laugh to lifestyles threatening--changed their lives forever.
This isn't your regular travelogue. Marty Essen has written a booklet that entertains, informs, and poignantly reminds us that all of us proportion a small planet.
Locations visited comprise: 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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Antarctica • Chinstrap penguin. Antarctica • Olle Carlsson. Antarctica • Southern elephant seals. Antarctica • The Iceberg Graveyard. Antarctica • Marty offers Atlas a holiday. (Photo via Deb Essen) Antarctica • Sara and Laurel. Antarctica • Antarctic fur seal. Antarctica • Zodiac day trip on Paradise Bay. Antarctica • Humpback whale. Antarctica • A humpback tail and the Professor Multanovskiy. Antarctica • A humpback whale techniques the kayakers. Antarctica • Leopard seal. Borneo • Painted leech. Borneo • Saddleback caterpillar. Borneo • Luang, Deb, Jonathan, and Blonsai. Borneo • Orangutan on our backpacking journey. Borneo • Ugan. Borneo • Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Borneo • Leaf monkey. Borneo • Comb-crested agamid lizard. Borneo • supermodel. Borneo • Orangutan on the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Borneo • Charging Asiatic elephant. Europe • Castillo de Albuquerque. Europe • Emad on the Zermatt teach station. Europe • Angel pours a tumbler of sidra usual. Europe • Deb at los angeles Garganta Divina trailhead. Europe • The Matterhorn. Europe • Spanish ibex. Zimbabwe • larger kudu. Zimbabwe • Our first camp at the Zambezi River. Zimbabwe • Marty with the 7½ foot-long African rock python. (Photo by way of bypass Horner) Zimbabwe • Cape buffalo. Zimbabwe • African painted canine. Zimbabwe • noticed bush snake. Zimbabwe • sundown at the Zambezi River. Zimbabwe • A hippo methods. Zimbabwe • The yawn of aggression! Zimbabwe • Deb and Marty after the hippo bites via their canoe. (Photo via Brian Worsley) Zimbabwe • Marty with the ten½ foot-long African rock python. (Photo by means of pass Horner) Zimbabwe • Lion. Zimbabwe • African elephants. Zimbabwe • Zebras at sundown. Zimbabwe • Humphrey, Ashley, and Brian (with camp employees contributors within the truck). Zimbabwe • Victoria Falls from the air. commute is deadly to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and plenty of of our humans desire it sorely on those bills. — MARK TWAIN, THE INNOCENTS in another country I solved my midlife difficulty. My mind consulted with my palms, ft, and knees, and we jointly refused to be conformists engaging within the getting older strategy. My delivery certificates claimed i used to be thirty-nine years previous, yet we weren’t approximately to think a bit of paper with an illegible signature from the 12 months the Rolling Stones turned a band. My mind and the remainder of my twenty-seven-year-old physique have been going touring. while my spouse, Deb, and that i launched into our first foreign journey jointly, I had no ideas of turning our adventures right into a publication. I simply desired to move on holiday. i began paintings early in lifestyles, and by the point I faced my midlife quandary, I had outfitted from scratch either a profitable expertise administration supplier and a cellphone corporation — and turn into a workaholic within the approach. among the a while of 19 and thirty-nine, I had indulged in just 5 week-long holidays and not neglected an afternoon of labor due to affliction. whereas I’m proud of the path my existence has taken, I occasionally want I had pursued my early life dream of turning into a herpetologist. staring at and interacting with flora and fauna provides me excitement no company transaction can fit.