The Resource Amazon expeditions : my quest for the ice-age equator, Paul Colinvaux

Amazon expeditions : my quest for the ice-age equator, Paul Colinvaux

Label
Amazon expeditions : my quest for the ice-age equator
Title
Amazon expeditions
Title remainder
my quest for the ice-age equator
Statement of responsibility
Paul Colinvaux
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this memoir of a life in science, ecologist Paul Colinvaux takes his readers from the Alaskan tundra to steamy Amazon jungles, from the Galapagos Islands (before tourists had arrived) to the high Andes and the Darien Gap in Panama. He recounts an adventurous tale of exploration in the days before GPS and satellite mapping, and a tale no less exhilarating of his battle to disprove a hypothesis endorsed by most of the scientific community." --Book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
560/.453098
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH112
LC item number
.C65 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Amazon expeditions : my quest for the ice-age equator, Paul Colinvaux
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Trial in Alaska -- The reason why -- The Galapagos that Darwin knew -- Galapagos climate history: the eastern Pacific and the ice-age Amazon -- Pleistocene refuge and the arid Amazon hypothesis -- The republic of the equator -- Refuge theory expands in Brazil -- the paradigm and the prophet -- Amazon's bitter lakes -- On the trail of Francisco de Orellana -- Ice-age forest found -- Pollen, Anacondas, and the cool, damp breeze of doubt -- The paradigm strikes back -- The adventure of the Darien Gap -- The adventure of the floating forest -- The adventure of the customs shed -- The adventure of the inselberg that leaked -- Ice Ages from an Amazon inselberg -- Two thousand fathoms thy pollen lies -- Maicuru, the last adventure -- Paradigm coup de grace
Control code
ocn884499505
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 328 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300150094
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt5qbkg4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32980255
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884499505
  • sks32980255

Library Locations

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