Andrew Blitman – Author and Artist
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My name is Andrew, and I established myself by writing poetry, philosophy, and science articles, and then a book. In May 2012, I launched my first website to serve as a digital portfolio. This website is the newest incarnation of that portfolio. I hope that you enjoy the content while you are here!

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From the Amazon Library

My Books

 

Birthright 2012: A Voyage into the Heart and Soul of Israel

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“Birthright 2012” is a personal account of my voyage throughout Israel. The outer story incorporates humor, science, history, and my own observations as I explore the land. It should appeal to the armchair traveler who would like to experience the country but is unable to and also to anyone who would like to learn more about this bastion of democracy in the Middle East. Beneath this outer story there exists an inner story. Filled with humor, philosophy, and poetry, this underlying aspect of the book follows my own personal voyage to self-awareness. “Birthright 2012” chronicles the daily activities of my University of Miami Birthright trip to Israel. Each chapter highlights a single day’s events, activities, and sights. The book is chock-full of deep personal insights, light humorous anecdotes, witty observations, and scientific and historical facts. I hope you will follow me on my journey through the Land of Milk and Honey.


Wild Writers: The Animal World’s Greatest Poets

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Why read this book? Because everybody – from the cosmic to the microscopic – has a story to tell. I have always wanted to know what goes on inside the heads of animals. Poetry was the tool that made this possible. “Wild Writers” allows us to have imaginary conversations with our pets and other creatures and empathize with them.

Who knows? We might end up learning new things along the way.


Wild Writers, Volume 2: Portraits and Poems from the Animal Kingdom (Coming 2018)

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Read the second installment for the same reason as the first, with new creatures in the mix. Coming soon to Amazon is Wild Writers, Volume 2. Are you ready?

 


Wild Writers, Volume 3: Voices in Peril (Coming Soon)

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The third installment focuses on endangered plants and animals from around the world. Their voices are significant, too. Read this book to learn about the Giant Sequoia, the Ganges River Shark, Welwitschia, and many other species that share our planet.


A Multifaceted Comparison of Highly Migratory Species Regulation in the Caribbean (the United States, the Bahamas, and Jamaica)

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My Masters Project in Marine Affairs, that assesses and compares the conservation policies that protect billfish – marlin, sailfish, and swordfish – in the United States, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. Through the use of ArcGIS (Geographic Information Systems) and a matrix/checklist of 78 distinct criteria, I determine which of the three countries could serve best as a model for highly migratory species regulation in the English-speaking areas of the Caribbean region. In July 2015, I presented my findings at the ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) User Conference in San Diego, before an international audience.

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About the Author

Andrew Blitman

Andrew Blitman is an author, blogger, and educator who likes to draw and write about philosophy, poetry, and science. He can be contacted via e-mail at andrew.blitman@gmail.com.
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A fountain of wisdom is Your breath, The force of the Universe that overcame Death. One drop of Your Word Surges forth the Almighty roar of Life That neutralizes all evil forever.   It emerged from the Resurrection To the Present Day,   Like a Torrent of Time Flowing down Israel’s mountains To the waterfall’s… Read More

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Let there be joy; Make it avail. Let no sorrow prevail.   Though we struggle, For we exist, Let us be mindful and wonder, How captivating life is. Make radical amazement Impossible to resist.   Do not flounder; Instead, meander. Slow down and breathe; Cling to Jesus – our Center.   It is okay to… Read More

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Here is a poem I wrote to encourage you through Valentine’s Day, taking into account the events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the other tragedies that have taken place this year. I hope it helps you all. A Eulogy/Lamentations Why do we love whom we love when we love them? How do we… Read More

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This poem is an excerpt from my book, “Wild Writers: The Animal World’s Greatest Poets”. It’s time to samba, To dance with a black mamba. We’re done; I bit you.  

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The following poem is fictional and is not based on anyone or anything in particular. Please take it for what it is – an intense poetic story. A hero marches forward As the hourglass flips upside-down. All that is old has become new, While the modern turns ancient. He moved the clock’s hands a fathom… Read More

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Abstract The present study focuses on the patterns of anthropogenic deaths of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), Florida’s official state marine mammal, within the boundaries of Everglades National Park. The Florida manatee is a subspecies of the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) found primarily in the southeastern United States year-round. During the summer months,… Read More

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(Regarding “Birthright 2012: A Voyage into the Heart and Soul of Israel”)

I purchased Andrew Blitman’s book shortly before a recent ten-day trip to Israel (my first). It proved to be a very worthwhile purchase. The book is well-written, entertaining and packed with information. I used it as a guide and reference source for each of the cities I visited. Although my guide for the ten-day trip was extremely knowledgeable, I found much information in Blitman’s book that went beyond that which the guide provided, and I was pleased to have it with me at each of the sites I visited during a busy 10 days in Israel. It greatly enhanced my enjoyment of the trip. I highly recommend it.

Richard Woolf, Founder of Woolf Financial

http://www.woolffinancial.com/

(Regarding “Birthright 2012: A Voyage into the Heart and Soul of Israel”)

“‘Birthright 2012: A Voyage into the Heart and Soul of Israel’ is both a study of ethnic identity and journey of a young person’s development. Insightful lessons garnered from intensive exposure to one’s heritage make for an engaging read. Quite a ride.”
Christine Beggs
Founder, Ripples Edge Media
http://www.ripplesedgemedia.com/

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