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No one engages the natural world the way Jeff Corwin does. One of America's favorite nature-show hosts, Corwin demonstrates awe and respect for nature in a way that is both wildly funny and educational. In this beautiful book, illustrated with his own photographs, he reminisces about his at-times-perilous and often hilarious journeys as he explores the fantastic relationships among the diverse flora and fauna in four exotic ecosystems: the Sonoran Desert of Arizona; the Savannah of southeastern Africa; the Costa Rican rainforest; and the Llanos grassland in Venezuela. From a lizard that ejects a blood-like squirt from its eyes when in danger to perhaps the most bizarre turtle on the planet-we meet some wonderfully unique creatures and learn about their interdependence and competition in their natural habitats.
""His passion for the wildlife he's studying is so strong... People familiar with Corwin's television specials will savor this book, and other armchair travelers will also find it an enjoyable voyage into exotic locales."" --Publishers Weekly
""My two favorite things in life are animals and humor. Although animals can be funny, it takes someone like Jeff Corwin to make them come alive and leap off the page. I highly recommend this book."" --Ellen Degeneres
""One minute Jeff's telling you a story and you're riveted and laughing, and then suddenly...you realize that learning about nature shouldn't be this fun. That's Jeff's genius."" --Josh Dean, deputy editor, Men's Journal
""A fun and educational visit to some of the world's most intriguing ecosystems."" --Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D., president, Amazon Conservation Team