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"Dancing at the Dead Sea is a powerful narrative on the critically important topic of the world`s environmental hotspots. This is not a pessimistic tirade, but instead a factual commentary that will convince many, written by a gifted writer with an independent mind. I recommend this book without reservation." ?Richard Leakey Alanna Mitchell, winner of the Global Reuters IUCN media award for excellence in environmental reporting, embarks on an incredible worldwide cultural and environmental odyssey, zeroing in on environmental hotspots and examines how we can live, even flourish, without destroying the planet. One hundred and fifty years after the publication of The Origin of Species, Mitchell retraces the development of evolutionary theory, grappling with Richard Leakey`s contention that the extinction of the human species is well under way. How and why are we human beings shortening our time on Earth? Travelling to the ?last living Eden,? Madagascar, Mitchell is witness to the destruction of all but 10 percent of the original forest, not due to industrial activity but woodcutting by a primitive society still dependent on fire as its main energy resource. She then moves on to the badlands of Alberta, where she draws on the theory of world-famous paleontologist Philip Currie and the extinction of dinosaurs to gain insight on humanity?s own impending suicide. Travel to the Azraq Oasis in Jordan, the meeting place of Africa, Asia and Europe, the mythical Galapagos Islands, seemingly unspoiled, but not immune to degradation, the far north and the Arctic desert of Banks Island, one of the first places on Earth where climate change with global impact is visible. Like the work of Wade Davis or books such as Krakatoa by Simon Winchester and Four Wings and a Prayer by Sue Halpern, Dancing at the Dead Sea intertwines scientific theory with travel adventure and history, creating a dramatic, fresh narrative voice examining not the origin, but the ultimate fate of the human species. (April 2004)

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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.

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