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 Living on the Edge and the Jeff Corwin Explorers Series. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and anthropology from Bridgewater State College and a Master of Science degree in wildlife and fisheries conservation from the University of Massachusetts. He founded EcoZone, a museum in Massachusetts. Summary

Jeff Corwin’s 100 Heartbeats is a book on the existing endangered species in this world. It presents the very grim truth about endangered animals that eventually become extinct, and sprinkles a little hope for them as Jeff Corwin presents reason and solutions for the said problem. All in all, the book is a presentation of facts about endangered species and what we, as human beings and animals alike, are doing that puts them into this very alarming predicament. Several animals, as we know it, are growing into this category we’d call ‘endangered’. To become ‘endangered’ an animal species would have to have a 50% population loss in over 3 generations or 10 years. A more dangerous situation would be a species be ‘critically endangered’, wherein an animal species would have lost an unbelievably high percentage of 80% in over 3 generations or 10 years. Some animal populations would even be as low as below 100....
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