Explore the Bond Between Humans and Animals
Turtle Planet is a work of philosophical fact and fiction by ordained Daoist Monk Yun Rou. This beautifully written work of thought deeply explores the bond between humans and animals – the wisdom they teach us, the wounds they can heal, and the role we play in their destruction.
A Daoist focus on personal cultivation, environmental conservation, and political and social justice. Daoist Monk Yun Rou received his academic education at Yale, Cornell, and the University of California and was ordained a Daoist monk at the Chun Yang (Pure Yang) Taoist Temple in Guangzhou, China. Drawing on 50 years of loving and husbanding turtles, from the car-sized giant Leatherback turtle to the Central Asian tortoise, Monk Yun Rou sounds the alarm of what climate change, global extinction, human intervention, and environmental devastation really mean to their worlds and to ours.
See the world through the eyes of turtles. Turtle Planet renders the wonders and suffering of the natural world through the eyes of 18 exotic turtles. An informational glossary and description of each turtle at the end of the audiobook is provided as a bonus gift to listeners.
If you have listened and learned from books such as H Is for Hawk, The Soul of an Octopus, or Ishmael, you will be moved by Turtle Planet, a must for any listener who loves nature, cherishes animals, and celebrates ideas.