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By Theodore Fleming,Harry W. Greene

ISBN-10: 0520236068

ISBN-13: 9780520236066

The euphoria of discovery is the one motivation many scientists want for learning nature and its secrets and techniques. but euphoria is never expressed in medical courses. This ebook, a private account of greater than thirty years of fieldwork through one of many world’s prime bat biologists, splendidly conveys the fun of clinical discovery. Theodore Fleming’s paintings to rfile the lives and ecological significance of plant-visiting bats has taken him to the tropical forests of Panama, Costa Rica, and Australia, and to the luxurious Sonoran wilderness of northwest Mexico and Arizona. This ebook tells the tale of his attention-grabbing profession and recounts his many adventures within the field.

Fleming weaves autobiographical reflections including info at the normal heritage and ecology of bats and describes many different animals and crops he has encountered. His publication information the stresses and rewards of lifestyles in clinical box camps, supplies photos of well known biologists similar to Dan Janzen and Peter Raven, and lines the improvement of contemporary tropical biology. A witness to the destruction and improvement of a few of the forests he has visited all through his profession, Fleming makes a passionate plea for the conservation of those wild places.

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