Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks

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Little, Brown, 6 бер. 2006 р. - 276 стор.
"That's the question Lyanda Lynn Haupt explores in a narrative that puts us inside the young Darwin's shoes - and brings us nose to nose with dung beetles, ostriches, and all forms of native wildlife. By focusing mostly on the birds Darwin observed, and by mining his lesser-known writings - diaries, correspondence, ornithological journals, unruly little pocket notebooks - Haupt illuminates the process of discovery that shaped Darwin's vision. Her book not only chronicles Darwin's transformation from uncertain amateur to "finished" naturalist but reminds us how and why, in our own world as well as Darwin's, attention to small things can make a big difference."--BOOK JACKET.

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Sometimes mushily new age but mostly leisurely and yet acute reading of the raw material that Darwin produced as he voyaged on the Beagle. The tendency to speak of Darwin as if he was some sort of ... Читати огляд повністю

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A musing journey through Darwin's ornithological researches, drawing primarily on his field observations and later writings. Haupt's major point - and it's a good one - is that, like Darwin, we can learn even from the forms of life that may seem most insignificant. Читати огляд повністю

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Lyanda Lynn Haupt has created and directed educational programs for Seattle Audubon, worked in raptor rehabilitation in Vermont, and as a seabird researcher for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the remote tropical Pacific. She is the author of Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds (winner of the 2002 Washington State Book Award).

Her writing has appeared in Image, Open Spaces, Wild Earth, Conservation Biology Journal, Birdwatcher's Digest, and the Prairie Naturalist. She lives in West Seattle with her husband and daughter.

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