Kirsten's Reviews > 100 Heartbeats: A Journey to Meet Our Planet's Endangered Animals and the Heroes Working to Save Them

100 Heartbeats by Jeff Corwin
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A great message from a very charismatic author! Jeff Corwin's stories of his animal encounters are wonderful. Some of the feelings he puts into words are really cool - emotions that come across well on the TV screen but feel much more profound in this book. He talks about a wide variety of animals in the 100 Heartbeats Club - animal species that have less than 100 living members.



Unfortunately, this book suffers from one major drawback - a lack of a consistent focus. Since the topic is constantly shifting from one subject to another, it seems rather disorganized. It's hard to keep track of an individual species' story, and they don't really seem to follow any distinct logical progression. This book could have benefited from the "less is more" theory - using fewer case studies and going into more depth, rather than trying to cram so many species into one book.



That being said, it's still a great read, and an eye-opener to the plight of many animals on the brink of extinction. It's also nice to see an extensive list of resources at the back of the book, broken down by species, to make it easier to find information on one particular animal.

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