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Fire and fauna : tales of a life untamed

Author: Joan E Berish
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2019]
Series: Integrative natural history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Wildlife biologist and gopher tortoise expert Joan E. Berish has spent her life studying and appreciating animals. From Fire to Fauna is a unique, educational, and often humorous memoir reflecting the life of a woman in the field of wildlife conservation and her associated escapades early in life and today. Berish recounts her eventful and sometimes absurd journey to become a wildlife researcher. Outrunning treetop  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Joan E Berish
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan E Berish
ISBN: 9781623498313 1623498317
OCLC Number: 1099947439
Notes: Includes index.
Series information from dust jacket.
Description: x, 235 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Evolution of a "wild biologist": Child of the fields and forests --
A horse, a horse: my kingdom (lunch money) for a horse --
Would dog bite (mail) woman? --
Going nuclear at the Veterans Administration --
Canines and felines and...Willie Nelson? --
Whirlybirds and conflagrations: My summer as a helitack firefighter --
Part 2. Metamorphosis: from snake lady to gopher queen: Indigo daze: The snake lady goes down to Georgia --
Ancient dunes, black holes, and burrowing turtles --
A new life partner and many more moons of gopher wrangling --
Rattlers and softshells and bears, oh my! --
Canines in conservation and in my heart --
Part 3. Modifications to my home range, both temporary and permanent: Misadventures on desert trails and high seas --
My return to the land of enchantment.
Series Title: Integrative natural history series.
Responsibility: Joan E. Berish.

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"Wildlife biologist and gopher tortoise expert Joan E. Berish has spent her life studying and appreciating animals. From Fire to Fauna is a unique, educational, and often humorous memoir reflecting the life of a woman in the field of wildlife conservation and her associated escapades early in life and today. Berish recounts her eventful and sometimes absurd journey to become a wildlife researcher. Outrunning treetop flames, spending a night in jail with a threatened species, and surviving a stalled airplane engine while searching for a missing tortoise, Berish introduces readers to the adventures, triumphs, and heartbreaks that comprise a lifetime of working with animals, animals, both domestic and wild"--

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