Anderson, John G. T.

From purely practical beginnings as a way of finding food and shelter, natural history evolved into the holistic, systematic study of plants, animals, and the landscape.  This book chronicles the rise, decline, and ultimate revival of natural history within the realms of science and public discourse.  Ecologist John G. T. Anderson focuses his account on the lives and contributions of an eclectic group of men and women, from John Ray, John Muir, Charles Darwin, and Rachel Carson, who endured remarkable hardships and privations in order to learn more about their surroundings.  Written in an engaging narrative style and with an extensive bibliography of primary sources, the book charts the journey of the naturalist’s endeavour from prehistory to the present, underscoring the need for natural history in an era of dynamic environmental change.

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University of California Press,, December 2012.  366 pages, hardcover, dustwrapper, black and white illustrations, maps.


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Weight 710 g