Protectors of the Planet: Environmental Trailblazers from 7 to 97

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Popular science writer and biologist Jamie Bastedo has movingly portrayed the lives of a dozen Canadian environmentally enthusiastic participants who range in age from nine to ninety-seven. Through lengthy interviews covering their backgrounds, interests, upbringings, passions, and achievements, the stories of these Canadian environmental trailblazers rise from the pages as modern-day luminaries. Many, influenced from childhood, have followed their passions to study and preserve threatened wildlife, endangered ecosystems, vanishing cultures, and to educate the public about the climate change threat. Read the inspiring stories about the lady who loved giraffes, about others studying and championing threatened sea turtles, bees, and even endangered wolves, while another works to preserve Inuit culture, or about the tree lovers who battle to protect Canadian forests. Then there are the activist children and adults striving to make the public and politicians cognizant of the perils that our activities contribute to climate change. These inspiring vignettes describing the positive activities achieved by ordinary individuals serve as exemplars that all readers can follow and partially identify within efforts to maintain a viable and sustainable environment. Each chapter is supplemented with suggestions for individual involvement in these environmental problems. Altogether this modest paperback packs both an amazing adventure story with an educational awakening.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 330 pages
Publisher Red Deer Press
Publish Date 2021-Jan-01
ISBN 9780889955691 Buy this Book
Issue February 2021
Category Children's


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