The Remarkable Life of William Beebe
Explorer and Naturalist
By (author) Carol Grant Gould
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Remarkable Life of William Beebe by Carol Grant Gould
Book DescriptionWhen William Beebe needed to know what was going on in the depths of the ocean, he had himself lowered a half-mile down in a four-foot steel sphere to see-five times deeper than anyone had ever gone in the 1930s. When he wanted to trace the evolution of pheasants in 1910, he trekked on foot through the mountains and jungles of the Far East to locate every species. To decipher the complex ecology of the tropics, he studied the interactions of every creature and plant in a small area from the top down, setting the emerging field of tropical ecology into dynamic motion. William Beebe's curiosity about the natural world was insatiable, and he did nothing by halves. As the first biographer to see the letters and private journals Beebe kept from 1887 until his death in 1962, science writer Carol Grant Gould brings the life and times of this groundbreaking scientist and explorer compellingly to light. From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of British Guiana, from the Bronx Zoo to the deep seas, Beebe's biography is a riveting adventure. A best-selling author in his own time. Beebe was a fearless explorer and thoughtful scientist who put his life on the line in pursuit of knowledge. The
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559638586
(229mm x 127mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Shearwater Books,US
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carol Grant Gould
Nature's Compass, Hardback (April 2012)
We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But scientists have learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually accomplished. This book explores the methods by which animals find their way both near home and around the globe.
Animal Architects, Paperback (March 2012)
"Engrossing... The prospect of using the structures an animal builds to extrapolate its cognitive capability is irresistible. Fortunately for readers, the levelheaded Goulds prove wonderful guides through these shadowy corridors, at once skeptical and reverent."--Boston Globe
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"The Remarkable Life of William Beebe" talks about the life and times of this groundbreaking scientist and explorer.
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Author Biography - Carol Grant Gould
Carol Grant Gould has written for publications ranging from The New York Times to Psychology Today and Harpers. She is coauthor of three Scientific American Library books: The Honey Bee (1988), Sexual Selection (1989), and The Animal Mind (1994).
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