Living in Two Worlds is the result of a four-month, 5 000 km non-motorised journey – walking, kayaking, and cycling – by authors Ian Michler and Ian McCallum through six countries across southern Africa, from the Atlantic Ocean in the West to the Indian Ocean in the East. The insights that emerged from this epic journey form questions that demand to be answered by all human beings in the years to come; questions that highlight the greatest ecological challenges of our time – the answers for which will determine the fate of our existence on the only home we know – our planet Earth.
- What is it going to take to change our anthropocentric mindset and to question our current values, lifestyles, beliefs, perspectives and understanding of a biosphere in which we co-exist with all living things?
- How are we going to address the human contribution to the environmental issues of our time, exponential population growth, and with it, the increasing threat to the future wellbeing of wild habitats and wild animals, worldwide?
- And, if it’s not too late, how are we going to get the environmental message across in a way that those who hear it are left with a deepened sense of personal accountability – that “this challenge has something to do with me” – and are willing to act on it.
The authors explore these questions using multiple vignettes and their shared concern for the fate and welfare of wild animals and habitats of the world. In these explorations, fact – backed by solid research – meets philosophy to form a compelling and undeniable call to action.
“Delivered by two masterful and multi–disciplined writers and storytellers, it is a book for our time.”– Vance Martin, WILD Foundation
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