A Conservation Notebook: Ego, Greed and Oh-So-Cute Orangutans - Tales from a Half-Century on the Environmental Front Lines

A Conservation Notebook: Ego, Greed and Oh-So-Cute Orangutans - Tales from a Half-Century on the Environmental Front Lines

by Paul Spencer Sochaczewski
A Conservation Notebook: Ego, Greed and Oh-So-Cute Orangutans - Tales from a Half-Century on the Environmental Front Lines

A Conservation Notebook: Ego, Greed and Oh-So-Cute Orangutans - Tales from a Half-Century on the Environmental Front Lines

by Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

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Overview

Are You Optimistic We Can Save the Plantet?

A Conservation Notebook has plenty of Paul in it, but it's not intended to be a memoir. Nor is it a history of the modern conservation movement.

This highly personal volume from the former head of Creative Services for WWF International wanders from crowded UN conference rooms in Rio to simple farmers in Bhutan, to coral reefs in Micronesia and the Philippines to the wild regions of Indonesian New Guinea where outsiders want a piece of a poor farmer's soul to the rainforests of Borneo where indigenous tribesmen fight for their land. From a mythical sacred mountain in India to holy groves in Burma to an ecological war zone in Zimbabwe, from brave people with good intentions to nasty folks with greed tarnishing their hearts.

Warning. This book contains no finger-wagging lectures, not too many depressing statistics, and no easy solutions.

It is a collection of adventures, encounters, traveler's tales, outlying ideas, commentaries, and observations reflecting five decades of work in the nature conservation wonderland, linked by the theme that nature is too important to ignore.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782940573394
Publisher: Explorer's Eye Press
Publication date: 06/28/2022
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Paul Sochaczewski's highly acclaimed nonfiction books of personal travel include the five-volume Curious Encounters of the Human Kind series, An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles, The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen, Soul of the Tiger (with Jeff McNeely), and Distant Greens. Gary Braver, bestselling author of Tunnel Vision, said Paul's work is "in the great tradition of Asian reporting. The humanity of Somerset Maugham, the adventure of Joseph Conrad, the perception of Paul Theroux, and a self-effacing voice uniquely his own." Paul's handbook for people who want to write their personal stories, Share Your Journey, is based on the creative writing workshops he runs in more than 20 countries. Redheads and EarthLove are his eco-thrillers set in the rainforest of a mythical sultanate in Borneo.Paul is an American writer (born in Brooklyn, New York), writing coach, conservationist, and communications advisor to international non-governmental organizations. He lives in Geneva, Switzerland, and has lived and worked in more than 80 countries, including long stints in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.Paul served in the United States Peace Corps from 1969 to 1971, working as an education advisor in Sarawak, Malaysia. This exposure to Asia informed his writing, and as a result, most of his work has a Southeast Asian theme. He was also founding creative director of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency in Indonesia and Singapore.

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