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by Alanna Mitchell

Author: Alanna Mitchell
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; First Edition edition (May 15, 2005)
Pages: 239 pages
Category: Other
Rating: 4.4
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Alanna Mitchell is an international award-winning senior features writer at the Globe and Mail

Alanna Mitchell is an international award-winning senior features writer at the Globe and Mail. In 2000 and 2001, the World Conservation Union and the Reuters Foundation cited her work as the best environmental reporting in North America and Oceania. Having won an international award for environmental journalism, Alanna Mitchell benefited from a study time-off included with the prize. She used her time well.

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ALANNA MITCHELL is the internationally recognized Senior Features writer at The Globe and Mail. In 2000 and 2001, the World Conservation Union cited Mitchell's work as the best environmental reporting in North America and Oceania. In 2000, Mitchell was named the best environmental reporter in the world by the World Conservation Union and the Reuters Foundation, which led to a term of study at Oxford University where she wrote a thesis on Darwin and the modern ecological crises-the groundwork for Dancing at the Dead Sea. Alanna Mitchell lives with her two children in Toronto.

at the Dead Sea is a powerful narrative on the critically important topic of the world's environmental hotspots. I recommend this book without reservation.

Dancing at the Dead Sea is a powerful narrative on the critically important topic of the world's environmental hotspots.

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Reuters Foundation named Mitchell the best environmental journalist in the world in 2000 after an international competition. The prize was a fellowship at Oxford University, which Mitchell took up in the Hilary term of 2002, studying with the eminent ecologist Norman Myers.

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Dancing at the Dead Sea is a powerful narrative on the critically important topic of the world's environmental hotspots.

After winning the Global Reuters IUCN media award for excellence in environmental reporting, Alanna Mitchell launches herself on an odyssey that takes her around the world, zeroing in on it's environmental hotspots. Travelling from Madagascar to the Middle East, from the Arctic to the Galapagos Islands, her goal is to explore how humanity can flourish without destroying the planet. Dancing at the Dead Sea is a powerful narrative on the critically important topic of the world's environmental hotspots.

Tracking the World’s Environmental Hotspots. One hundred and fifty years after the publication of On the Origin of Species, award-winning environmental reporter Alanna Mitchell set out to retrace the idea of evolution and grapple with the fact that a massive extinction of the planet’s species was well under way. So began a three-year odyssey in which Mitchell picked up where Darwin left off, examining not just the origin but also the ultimate fate of our world. Combining scientific curiosity with travel and adventure, Dancing at the Dead Sea takes the reader on an intimate tour through the world’s environmental hotspots.

One hundred and fifty years after the publication of On the Origin of Species, award-winning environmental reporter Alanna Mitchell set out to retrace the idea of evolution and grapple with the fact that a massive extinction of the planet's species was well under way. So began a three-year odyssey in which Mitchell picked up where Darwin left off, examining not just the origin but also the ultimate fate of our world.Combining scientific curiosity with travel and adventure, Dancing at the Dead Sea takes the reader on an intimate tour through the world's environmental hotspots. Readers join Mitchell as she tracks the spectacular biodiversity of regions as extraordinary as the island of Madagascar, the rain forests of Suriname, the parched oases of Jordan, the Arctic desert of Banks Island, the volcanic crests of Iceland, and, ultimately, the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin conducted his famous research. Along the way, Mitchell introduces us to the numerous scientists and conservationists who are working to protect these endangered places. She also chronicles the courageous efforts of everyday men and women in these regions as they try to convince governments to turn the world's hotspots into environmentally protected areas.Ultimately, Mitchell's travels around the world compel her to ponder our shelf life as a species in the grand evolutionary scheme of the planet. She wonders what Darwin would make of the profound ecological destruction she witnesses. Is the human race suicidal? What can help our species avert extinction? Posing tough and cutting questions such as these, Dancing at the Dead Sea is a must-read for aficionados of good science writing and travel literature alike.