Turtle Planet
Read an Excerpt
Release Date  
Pages   264
ISBN-13  978-1-64250-271-8
Categories  

Turtle Planet

Compassion, Conservation, and the Fate of the Natural World (For Turtle Lovers and Readers of The Mad Monk Manifesto)

By Yun Rou

Explore the Amazing Bond Between Humans and Animals

#1 New Release in Biology of Reptiles & Amphibians and Taoism

Turtle lover and Daoist Monk Yun Rou shares a beautiful depiction of the wonders of the world—and a powerful plea for preserving our planet—in this fictional philosophical tale.

Turtle Planet, a unique work of philosophical fact and fiction by ordained Daoist Monk Yun Rou, explores the wonders and suffering of the natural world through the eyes of eighteen exotic turtles. This beautifully written book deeply explores the intimate bond between humans and animals―the wisdom they teach us, the wounds they can heal, and the role we play in their destruction.

A call for 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.  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. Also read Monk Yun Rou’s Mad Monk Manifesto.

Select format

$16.95

Updates and Events

You May Also Like

The Mad Monk Manifesto

By

Winner of Both Gold & Silver 2018 Nautilus Book Award and #1 New Release in Taoism and Tao Te Ching

Change Yourself, Change The World

Find answers. It’s easy to get outraged by world events, frustrated by our own personal battles, and disenfranchised from government and leadership. Born of moral indignation, informed by decades of study, and seasoned by a life of devoted self-cultivation, Monk Yun Rou’s Mad Monk Manifesto has answers, personal prescriptions, and calls to social and political action in one powerful book.

Change the world by changing ourselves. Based on ancient Chinese wisdom such as Lao Tzu’s Tao Te ChingMad Monk Manifesto is part tour guide to consciousness, part recipe for personal development, part prescription for environmental salvation, and part handbook for social change.

Wise advice for the awakened life. As ripples move away from a stone dropped into a pond, Mad Monk Manifesto begins with our personal lives, discussing diet, exercise, meditation, and mind/body practice. Then it expands to our public environment, describing what we can do to improve our community, government, and the world. Full of everything from advice for a healthy, conscious lifestyle to actions we can take to enhance the lives of friends, family, coworkers, and community members; Mad Monk Manifesto highlights spirituality and service. In addition, Monk Yun Rou encourages everyone to engage in the nature that surrounds them, showing how environmentalism can take place in daily life.

Mad Monk Manifesto is precisely what the world needs at a time of unprecedented environmental disasters, international instability, and divisive and unreliable leadership. After reading this book, you will learn:

  • How to relax, rectify, and rebalance life
  • How to bolster the community and deepen culture
  • How to effect positive change in commerce, government, power, and the environment

Mad Monk Manifesto is for readers of Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle, and Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

Read more

Badass Black Girl

By

Badass Black Girl
Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

A Daily Dose of Affirmations Celebrating Black Joy for Teen Girls

“This book is a celebration, an affirmation, a history text, a little bit of memoir, and an exuberant prayer for the prosperity of Black women.” ―Ashley M. Jones, author of Magic City Gospel

Publishers Weekly Select Title for Young Readers
2021 In the Margins Book Award Winner, Top Title for YA Nonfiction
#1 Best Seller and Gift Idea in Teen & Young Adult Cultural Heritage Biographies

Affirmations for strong, fearless Black girls. Wisdom from Badass Black female trailblazers who accomplished remarkable things in literature, entertainment, STEM, politics and law, sports and more.

Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. In this book and affirmations journal created for Black girls, M.J. Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes. By reflecting on these themes, you confront the issues that can hold you back from discovering your inner Black joy. 

Embrace authenticity and celebrate who you are. Finding the courage to live as you are is not easy, so here’s a journal designed to help you nurture creativity and positive self-awareness.

Change the way you view the world. This affirmations journal provides words of encouragement focused on Black joy to inspire and ignite discussion. You are growing up in a world that tries to tell you how to look and act. Fight the flow and determine for yourself who you want to be.

Badass Black Girl helps you to:

  • Build and boost your self-esteem with powerful, positive affirmations
  • Learn more about yourself through insightful journaling
  • Become confident in your authentic Black girl self

If books for teens like Black Girl, White School; This Book is Antiracist; or Well-Read Black Girl have interested you, then Badass Black Girl should be the next book you read. Also, be sure to check out M.J. Fievre’s Empowered Black Girl (2021) and Resilient Black Girl (2021).

Read more

Anxious Little Monsters

By

Book on Anxiety with Encouraging Little Monsters

Anxious Little Monsters is a friendly little book on anxiety containing cute monster illustrations, affirmations, and encouragement for those facing mental health challenges.

An antidote for a society riddled with loneliness. Even though advancing technology has allowed people to connect in ways once unimaginable, we are lonelier than ever. It can be difficult to find a place in our fast-paced world, and it’s easy to think that we’re the only ones going through a hard time. As a result, anxiety is on the rise. Enter: Anxious Little Monsters. The positive affirmations in this book on anxiety, in the form of hand-drawn, adorable anxious monsters, meet your anxiety where it’s at and offer a helping hand for getting through it and attaining mental wellness and peace of mind.

The gentle reminders you need and deserve. Overcoming anxiety may seem daunting, but these monsters are here to teach you to change your perspective and take things easy. They offer positive affirmation words to remind you you’re not alone―they’re struggling with the same things you are. Author and professional illustrator Verity Crosswell crafts each cute little monster to be a soothing reassurance that helps you feel cared for and understood. When it comes to mental health resources and the best books for anxiety, this book is one that you can turn to again and again. 

Open up Anxious Little Monsters and learn about:

  • Listening to your natural mental and emotional cycles
  • Actionable steps you can take to get through the low points and mood disorders, and ultimately set you on the path to dealing with and overcoming anxiety
  • Ways to share what you’re feeling with loved ones so they can understand and support you

If you enjoyed books that help with anxiety like You Can Do All Things, The Big Activity Book for Anxious People, How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad), or G’morning, G’night, then you’ll love Verity Crosswell’s Anxious Little Monsters.

Read more

Badass Affirmations

By

Positive Affirmations and Motivational Quotes for a Badass

“No matter how you use it, there can be benefits for you and your daily life.”—Nerdy Girl Express

#1 Best Seller in Popular Culture, Quotations, Women’s Studies, Love & Marriage Humor, Self-Esteem, LGBT, and Trivia

Badass Affirmations is full of positive affirmations, profiles of powerful real-life heroines, and inspirational quotes for women. Packed with just the right amount of sass, this book is the perfect women empowerment gift for you and all your fabulous BFFs.

Even a badass needs positive affirmations. No one leaps out of bed knowing they’re amazing and about to have an incredible day. We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others—and often we find ourselves making everyone happy but our own damn selves. Badass Affirmations is here to stop the negativity with positive quotes and affirmations from powerful women.

Discover strong women quotes and encouraging self-affirmations. In Badass Affirmations, positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson reminds you that you are pretty darn great. Inside this motivational quotes and affirmations book, you’ll be fired up by inspirational quotes for women, by women. Alongside these women empowerment quotes, you’ll gain new knowledge of the badass ladies who have left their mark on the world with a mix of short bios and longer profiles. And when you’re done learning from other fierce females, you can work on affirming yourself with uplifting journal prompts.

Read Badass Affirmations and:

  • Learn the habit of affirming yourself daily
  • Empower yourself and strengthen your self-esteem
  • Be encouraged by words of wit and wisdom

Readers of affirmations books and positive quote books for women like Let That Sh*t Go, A Year of Positive Thinking, or Beautifully Said will love the inspirational quotes for women in Badass Affirmations.

Read more

The Deep Enders

By

With his home destroyed by the attack on Pearl Harbor, Murph Turner stumbles into the exotic town of Broome seeking refuge from the conflict engulfing the world. Instead, the troubled teen discovers a wild and lawless place brimming with espionage, romance, and treachery. Murph is taken under wing by Banjo—a cheeky Aboriginal scamp with a passion for pyrotechnics—and Micki, a beautiful teenager on the run from authorities. Even as Japanese warships close in the coastline, the trio is suddenly thrust into a murderous adventure—all set against the backdrop of a true WWII tragedy so brutal that it was immediately covered up by the government.
Read more

Love From the Inside Out

By

Reach Your Self-love Relationship Goals

Celebrity love coach and positive psychology expert Robert Mack has helped millions of people transform their love lives on and off television. In his most recent release, he shares a creative new outlook on the meaning of true love.

A distillation of penetrating self-help statements on how to love. In his characteristic humor and wit, Mack explores the frustration and futility of seeking love from others, instead of yourself—and in the future, instead of in the present. With intimacy and warmth, each expression, aphorism, and instruction in Love from the Inside Out shares a personal and professional inquiry on love and on the relationship with love that has been taught.

Burn away antiquated and attached relationship goals conditioning. Love from the Inside Out combines the no-nonsense style of Dr. Laura Schlessinger books with the transformative insight of marriage counseling books and relationship books. Inside, Mack challenges our most fundamental understanding of love and how to love by interlacing Christian mysticism, Buddhist principles, Hindu breathing exercises, and positive thinking in psychology practices. Using the quick tips, tricks, and teachings in this book, you will question the nonconstructive beliefs of typical self-help books and relationship books for women and finally create a healthy relationship with love.

In Love from the Inside Out, find answers to questions such as:

  • How can I overcome the psychology of being alone and learn how to love myself first?
  • How can I keep my relationship goals sexy, fresh, and alive?
  • How can I create healthy relationships without being overly attached?

Love from the Inside Out is a wonderful addition to any shelf of psychology books, books on marriage and relationships, celebrity books, or self-help books. If you enjoyed Relationship Goals by Michael Todd or Single, Dating, Engaged, Married by Ben Stuart, you’ll love this encouraging book!

Read more