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Author: Tony Hiss Narrator: Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer, Adam Barr Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: March 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593349120

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"As clear a picture of humanity's impact on earth's natural environment as any ever written." --E. O. Wilson (from the Introduction) An urgent, resounding call to protect 50 percent of the earth's land by 2050--thereby saving millions of its species--and a candid assessment of the health of our planet and our role in conserving it, from the award-winning author of The Experience of Place and veteran New Yorker staff writer. Beginning in the vast North American Boreal Forest that stretches through Canada, and roving across the continent, from the Northern Sierra to Alabama's Paint Rock Forest, from the Appalachian Trail to a ranch in Mexico, Tony Hiss sets out on a journey to take stock of the "superorganism" that is the earth: its land, its elements, its plants and animals, its greatest threats--and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive. Hiss not only invites us to understand the scope and gravity of the problems we face, but also makes the case for why protecting half the land is the way to fix those problems. He highlights the important work of the many groups already involved in this fight, such as the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and the global animal tracking project ICARUS. And he introduces us to the engineers, geologists, biologists, botanists, oceanographers, ecologists, and other "Half Earthers" like Hiss himself who are allied in their dedication to the unifying, essential cause of saving our own planet from ourselves. Tender, impassioned, curious, and above all else inspiring, Rescuing the Planet is a work that promises to make all of us better citizens of the earth.

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Quotes

  • “Tony Hiss has not just captured the possibility of large-scale conservation, he’s understood that it needs to be connected with human beings…It might give us a fighting chance in the decades ahead.”

    - Bill McKibben, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Hiss’ deeply elucidating and inspiriting chronicle is a keystone resource…[He] reports with zest, fluency, and measured optimism.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “Hiss creates a sense of hope with lyrical descriptions and immersive portrayals…Will leave readers inspired.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “A passionate argument for protecting the world’s rapidly shrinking wilderness…A combination of passion, inspiration, and rigor.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Highly recommended as a cohesive explanation of how small local projects can be pieces of larger efforts.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)

Awards

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

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About the Author

Tony Hiss is the author of fifteen books, including the award-winning The Experience of Place. He was a staff writer at the New Yorker for more than thirty years, was a visiting scholar at New York University for twenty-five years, and has lectured around the world.

About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe, in addition to Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware. As a narrator, Paul has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe, in addition to Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware. As a narrator, Paul has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award.