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Tracks and shadows : field biology as art

Author: Harry W Greene
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
Series: Stephen Bechtel Fund imprint in ecology and the environment.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Intellectually rich, intensely personal, and beautifully written, Tracks and Shadows is both an absorbing autobiography of a celebrated field biologist and a celebration of beauty in nature. Harry W. Greene, award-winning author of Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature delves into the poetry of field biology, showing how nature eases our existential quandaries. More than a memoir, the book is about the wonder  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013020395
(OCoLC)839395806
Named Person: Harry W Greene; Harry W Greene
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry W Greene
ISBN: 0520956737 9780520956735 1299802753 9781299802759
OCLC Number: 858896924
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 280 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Descent with modification. Tracks and shadows ; Naturalist ; Nerd ; Field biologist ; Medic --
Conversing with serpents. Graduate school ; Hot dry places ; Hot wet places ; Giant serpents ; Venomous serpents --
Pretty in sunlight. Friends ; Loose ends ; Born-again predator ; Field biology as art.
Series Title: Stephen Bechtel Fund imprint in ecology and the environment.
Responsibility: Harry W. Greene.

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Delves into the poetry of field biology, showing how nature eases our existential quandaries. This book is about the wonder of snakes, the beauty of studying and understanding natural history, and  Read more...

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