100 Heartbeats

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AJM MCHS Young Scientists’ Club Science Book Report Louise Montenegro 24 III-13 December 5, 2012 100 Heartbeats The Race to Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species Introduction Title: 100 Heartbeats Author: Jeff Corwin Credentials: Jeff Corwin has been working for wildlife conservation from a very young age. He is a wildlife biologist, an Emmy Award-winning producer and host of several television series on Discovery, Animal Planet, Disney, The Food Network, NBC, CNN and the Travel Channel. He has also written…show more content…
The way Jeff Corwin wrote it was a mix of scientific facts and journalistic approach. It was like reading a story and learning more than you expect. It also differs from other books that present the same types of facts because this book is more of a wakeup call. He specified human activity as the root of all of it and has presented actual, hard, cold facts about its effects on our own species. Jeff Corwin’s experiences were the most engaging parts of the book. He has done so much to help save the animals and the way he tells his stories shows his passion for these animals and his love for what he does. There were intense moments in his stories and they were very exciting as he brought readers into his adventure. It can be seen that his facts can be verified. His sources were specifically listed in over 60 pages of bibliography. “The average global temperature rose 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit from 1906 to 2005, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which predicts there will be an increase of 3.2 to 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit in this century, depending on how effectively greenhouse gases are curbed.” He sourced this based on a book by the World watch Institute, State of The World 2009: Into a Warming World. From this information it can be derived that his statement is very much true. “According to the National Wildlife Federation, global
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