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Book of Naturalists An Anthology of the Best Natural History

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ISBN-10: 0691024081

ISBN-13: 9780691024080

Edition: 1988

Authors: William Beebe

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Anyone curious about animals, nature, or the history of biology will find much of interest in this ample and varied collection. Reflecting his infectious enthusiasm for "the best natural history," Beebe's personal assortment of favorites includes excerpts from massive sources, such as Audubon and Darwin, and intriguing pieces from lesser known authors most of us would not normally encounter. Arranged in chronological order, the small masterpieces here range from Aristotle to Rachel Carson. Each of them is introduced by an incisive and sometimes humorous description of its author.
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Book details

List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/21/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 5.47" wide x 13.46" long x 1.34" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction
Cave Paintings from the Stone Age
Fishing-Frogs, Cuckoos, and Other Things
Disagreements between Elephants and Dragons; The Birth of Pearls
The Whale
The Migration of Birds
The Rhinoceros and the Mouse
"Little Animals"
Why Ants Have Wings
From Bats and Manatees to Cats and Camels
Concerning Birds, Bats, and a Tortoise
The Rattle Snake
Jungle River
The Sloth
The Wild Turkey
The Pond
Introduction
From Bahia and the Galapagos to the Origin of Species
Mimicry, and Other Protective Resemblances among Animals
The Aims of an Expedition
On a Piece of Chalk
Driver Ants
Patagonian Memories
The Water Ouzel
The Swarm
Tribulations of a Naturalist and The Courtship of the Scorpion
Foreword to A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open, and On an East African Ranch
About Tadpoles
The Termitodoxa, or Biology and Society
Penguins
Old Friends in New Places
Chagola
Foxes, Owls, and Polar Bears
Elephant Friends and Foes
The Migration of Elephants
Mammoths in the Flesh
The Sea Otter
The Tomb of the Pearl
Two Lives
The Emergence of the Half-Men
Looking Forward
The Uniqueness of Man
The Big Almendro
The Ties that Bind
The Seeds of Life and The Sleep of the Seed
Playboys of the Western World
In Defense of Octopuses
Odyssey of the Eel
Selected Biographical Material