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Tracks and shadows : field biology as art

Author: Harry W Greene
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Stephen Bechtel Fund imprint in ecology and the environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Harry W Greene; Harry W Greene
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry W Greene
ISBN: 9780520232754 0520232755 0520956737 9780520956735 0520292650 9780520292659
OCLC Number: 839395806
Description: xiii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part One. Descent with Modification. 1. Tracks and shadows ; 2. Naturalist ; 3. Nerd ; 4. Field biologist ; 5. Medic --
Part Two. Conversing with serpents. 6. Graduate school ; 7. Hot dry places ; 8. Hot wet places ; 9. Giant serpents ; 10. Venomous serpents --
Part Three. Pretty in sunlight. 11. Friends ; 12. Loose ends ; 13. Born-again predator ; 14. 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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