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Tracks and shadows : field biology as art, Harry W. Greene

Label
Tracks and shadows : field biology as art
Title
Tracks and shadows
Title remainder
field biology as art
Statement of responsibility
Harry W. Greene
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Evolutionof 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 of snakes, the beauty of studying and understanding natural history, and the importance ofsharing the love of nature with humanity. Greene begins with his youthful curiosity about the natural world and moves to his stints as a mortician's assistant, ambulance driver, and army medic. In detailing his academic career, he describes how his workled him to believe that nature's most profound lessons lurk in hard-won details. He discusses the nuts and bolts of field research and teaching, contrasts the emotional impact of hot dry habitats with hot wet ones, imparts the basics of snake biology, and introduces the great explorers Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. He reflects on friendship and happiness, tackles notions like anthropomorphism and wilderness, and argues that organisms remain the core of biology, science plays key roles in conservation, and natural history offers an enlightened form of contentment. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10225732
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Harry W.
Dewey number
  • 570.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31
LC item number
.G73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Greene, Harry W
  • Biologists
  • Nature
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
  • NATURE / Animals / General
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
field biology as art
Label
Tracks and shadows : field biology as art, Harry W. Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013020395
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780520232754
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013020395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tracks and shadows : field biology as art, Harry W. Greene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013020395
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780520232754
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013020395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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