Turtle Planet

Turtle Planet

Compassion, Conservation, and the Fate of the Natural World

Yun Rou

$14.99

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#1 New Release in Biology of Reptiles & Amphibians ─ Explore the Bond Between Humans and Animals

Be a part of it─2020 is Designated “Year of the Turtle” by Zoological and Conservation Organizations.

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 fifty 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 eighteen exotic turtles. An informational glossary and description of each turtle at the end of the book is provided as a bonus gift to readers.

If you have read and learned from books such as H is for HawkThe Soul of an Octopus, or Ishmael; you will be moved by Turtle Planet, a must for any reader who loves nature, cherishes animals, and celebrates ideas.


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Yun Rou:

Daoist Monk Yun Rou (formerly Arthur Rosenfeld) 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. 

Blending literature, biology, and medicine with an orthodox Daoist education, his writings and teachings propagate Daoist ideas and focus on personal cultivation, environmental conservation, and political and social justice. 

From 2010 – 2013, he hosted the hit (60MM households) national public television show Longevity Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld

Yun Rou’s work has appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Parade, Newsweek, The Wall Street JournalWebMD, Fox Business News, and numerous other websites and newspapers, and his 15 books have won many critical awards including, most recently, both a Gold and Silver 2018 Nautilus Book Award for Mad Monk Manifesto. His work The Cure for Gravity was a 2002 National Book Award finalist.

He began his formal martial arts training in 1980, was named 2011 Tai Chi Master of The Year at the World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and opened and closed the 2014 International Tai Chi Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2016, the American Heart Association profiled Yun Rou as an inspirational resource. 

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