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A life in the wild : George Schaller's struggle to save the last great beasts

Author: Pamela S Turner
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Spotlights Schaller working, observing some of the world's most endangered animals. Many of these species were previously considered impossible to study in the wild.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turner, Pamela S.
Life in the wild.
New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008
(OCoLC)741496285
Named Person: George B Schaller; George B Schaller
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela S Turner
ISBN: 9780374345785 0374345783
OCLC Number: 175218286
Target Audience: 1020
Description: 103 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Central India, 1964 --
The call of the wild: the United States, 1947-1957 --
Gorilla forest: the Belgian Congo, Central Africa, 1959-1960 --
A clan of tigers: central India, 1963-1965 --
Lion country: Tanzania, East Africa, 1966-1969 --
Cat among the clouds: Pakistan and Nepal, the Himalayas, 1969-1975 --
Panda politics: central China, 1980-1985 --
Asses and antelopes: the Tibetan Plateau, western China, 1985-present --
The fate of the wild.
Responsibility: Pamela S. Turner.
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Spotlights Schaller working, observing some of the world's most endangered animals. Many of these species were previously considered impossible to study in the wild.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-01-05) Good Permalink

     Biography of George Schaller, German-born animal advocate, photographer, preservationist and scientist. George had a love for animals, especially those in the wild, from early on, and eventually turned that into a career centering on studying and photographing animals in the...
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a fantastic biography for animal lovers

by m.scheuer (WorldCat user published 2009-05-27) Excellent Permalink

Tuner has created a vivid, moving biography of George Schaller, a researcher who transformed field biology with his studies of gorillas, tigers, lions, and other wild creatures around the globe. In the nineteenth-century, biologists studied exotic animals by with the approach: “find it, kill...
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