Travel all seven continents with this six-time award-winning book!
Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents follows Marty and Deb Essen on a three-and-a-half-year-long adventure to some of the wildest places on all seven continents.
The American couple began crisscrossing the globe with the simple intention of searching for rare and interesting wildlife. When their travels coincided with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the added element made them unwitting ambassadors for peace. Their experiences-from amusing to life threatening-changed their lives forever.
This is not your average travelogue. Marty Essen has written a book that entertains, informs, and poignantly reminds us that we all share a small planet.
“An exciting and adventurous read. Cool Creatures, Hot Planet by Marty Essen is a roller coaster ride through the natural world that will both entertain and enlighten readers.”
-Jeff Corwin, The Jeff Corwin Experience
Marty Essen is the six-time award-winning author of the book Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Following the release of his book, Marty transformed Cool Creatures, Hot Planet into a multi-media show, called Around the World in 90 Minutes. He has been performing Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges and other venues since 2008. It has become the second most popular slide show of all-time-behind Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.” Marty’s show features exhilarating adventures, stunning photographs, and interesting discoveries from each of the seven continents. One part lecture, one part theater, one part slide show, one part comedy-it’s the type of show where the audience has fun laughing at the stories, oohing and aahing at the photos, and then, when it’s all done, they realize just how much they’ve learned.