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

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
Author
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 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 of snakes, the beauty of studying and understanding natural history, and the importance of sharing 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 work led 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."--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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.G73
LC item number
A3 2013e
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Stephen Bechtel Fund imprint in ecology and the environment
Label
Tracks and shadows : field biology as art, Harry W. Greene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-270) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn858896924
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299802759
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt7x653r
  • 511526
  • 5298e83a-b60c-435f-925e-4e7e625f9d5a
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29136337
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858896924
  • pebcs0520956737

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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