Redheads: A Comic Eco-Thriller Set in Borneo by Paul Spencer SochaczewskiRedheads: A Comic Eco-Thriller Set in Borneo by Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Redheads: A Comic Eco-Thriller Set in Borneo

byPaul Spencer Sochaczewski

Paperback | June 12, 2016

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In the middle of a Borneo rainforest, a band of near-naked Penan tribesmen, encouraged by an equally clothes-challenged renegade Swiss shepherd, hesitantly blockade a logging truck, testing their commitment to protect their forest home. Nearby, a researcher studying orangutans is threatened with being thrown out of her study site unless she can reach a delicate compromise with the powerful minister of the environment. Meanwhile, loggers are busy at work, devastating the rainforest. And rehabilitant orangutans are not playing nice.


Paul Spencer Sochaczewski has written Share Your Journey, the five-book series Curious Encounters of the Human Kind, An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles, The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen, Soul of the Tiger (co-authored with Jeff McNeely), and other acclaimed books and some 600 bylined articles in leading international publications. He h...
Title:Redheads: A Comic Eco-Thriller Set in BorneoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:322 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:June 12, 2016Publisher:Paul SochaczewskiLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:2940573190

ISBN - 13:9782940573196

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Editorial Reviews

"... Sometimes fiction can explain the truth better than academic reports and sensationalist journalism ... If you care about our natural world and the indigenous people who are being denied a choice in how and where they live, then read this tale. It's fiction, but the issues it exposes are, tragically, all too real."-Robin Hanbury-Tenison, explorer and author of Mulu: The Rainforest, The Oxford Book of Exploration, and The Great Explorers"Redheads is a roaring tale of tropical suspense, an eco-thriller that is witty and smart and altogether a wonderful treat. It is the perfect example of a new genre, an eco-thriller so suspenseful that you learn about this strange world while sitting on the edge of your seat."-Thomas Bass, author of The Spy Who Loved Us, Vietnamerica, and The Predictors "An absorbing story, reminiscent of the social commentary of Somerset Maugham and Evelyn Waugh. Everyone working in conservation should read it and heed it."-Jim Thorsell, Ph.D., senior advisor, World Heritage, IUCN"Redheads is a terrific book about apes and people, do-gooders and do-baddders, science and superstition, ecology and psychology, nature and nurture, and how we all fit together in this old world."-Mark Olshaker, author of The Edge; co-author of Mindhunter"Sochaczewski, co-author of Soul of the Tiger and an 'old Asia hand', displays both his extensive knowledge of rainforest politics and a real ability to tell an entertaining story."-Chris Elliott, Ph.D., director, Forests for Life Campaign, WWF"Ringing endorsement...[in] Sochaczewski's tale of ambition and corruption, sex and compassion, he moves delightfully quirky, flawed characters around a fantastic plot like a clever puppeteer. Action, action, and more action ... readers feel his tongue firmly planted in his cheek as he strikes a delicate balance between acutely funny and genuinely serious."-Paige Risser, Peace Corps Writers"A ribald, engrossing novel with a deeper message regarding the clash of cultures and our relation to the environment."-Edwin Bernbaum, author of Sacred Mountains of the World and The Way to Shambhala"A great read. Redheads accurately and entertainingly captures the cynical reality of today's conservation conflicts. This entertaining book is a must for anyone interested in learning how the global environment movement really works."-Daniel Navid, director, Environmental Law Training Program of the United Nations"Redheads pits the ideals of science and biodiversity conservation against the real world of nasty politics, reductionist thinking, and economic 'imperatives.' The engaging spell of the author weaves the impression that indigenous peoples and other primate inhabitants of the forest are the only hope we have left of saving the tropical ecosystems of the world."-Darrel Addison Posey, Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society"This rambunctious romp through the Borneo jungles is both fun and deceptively insightful. If this is how the world really works in the realm of nature protection, then where do we go from here? The story reveals important realities about the way things can be in the hurley-burley world of nature protection and environmentalism. Noble-intentioned jet-setting environmentalists: Take Heed!"-Sir Russell Betts, Ph.D., former director of WWF Indonesian program"There are few global challenges more important than saving the environment, and Paul Sochaczewski has found a way to reinvigorate the movement through an engaging novel.Who doesn't love those hyper, cute orangutans of the diminishing rainforests of Southeast Asia? Who wants to live in a world without redheads? I don't."-John Burdett, author of Bangkok Asset