Free Read [Graphic Novels Book] õ A Naturalist and Other Beasts: Tales from a Life in the Field - by George B. Schaller ↠

By George B. Schaller | Comments: ( 509 ) | Date: ( Sep 16, 2019 )

Since the 1950s, eminent field biologist George Schaller has roamed through many lands observing wild animals and conducting landmark long term studies that have deepened our understanding of them He has reported and reflected on his work in classic books such as The Year of the Gorilla, The Last Panda, and National Book Award winner The Serengeti Lion, but much of his beSince the 1950s, eminent field biologist George Schaller has roamed through many lands observing wild animals and conducting landmark long term studies that have deepened our understanding of them He has reported and reflected on his work in classic books such as The Year of the Gorilla, The Last Panda, and National Book Award winner The Serengeti Lion, but much of his best writing appeared only in magazines This collection features nineteen short pieces, brought together in book form for the first time a unique overview of his remarkable career.Chapters describe stalking tigers in India and jaguars in Brazil s Pantanal swamps, studying mountain gorillas in Rwanda and predator prey relations in the Serengeti, tracking new species on the wild border of Vietnam and Laos, seaching for snow leopards in the Hindu Kush, and Schaller s groundbreaking work with giant pandas in Sichuan.Schaller s new introductions set the scene for each chapter, and a new overall introduction looks back on his career His own photographs appear throughout of animals and their behavior, of fieldwork, of the author and his family on location in temporary homes from a hut in the African highlands to a tent in the snowy mountains of China.


  • Title: A Naturalist and Other Beasts: Tales from a Life in the Field
  • Author: George B. Schaller
  • ISBN: 9781578051298
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

George B. Schaller

George Beals Schaller born 1933 is an American mammalogist, biologist, conservationist and author Schaller is recognized by many as the world s preeminent field biologist, studying wildlife throughout Africa, Asia and South America Born in Berlin, Schaller grew up in Germany, but moved to Missouri as a teen He is vice president of Panthera Corporation and serves as chairman of their Cat Advisory Council along with renowned conservationist and Panthera CEO Alan Rabinowitz Schaller is also a senior conservationist at the Bronx Zoo based Wildlife Conservation Society.Schaller s work in conservation has resulted in the protection of large stretches of area in the , Brazil, the Hindu Kush in Pakistan, and forests in Southeast Asia Due in part to Schaller s work, over 20 parks or preserves worldwide have been established, including Alaska s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR , the Shey Phoksundo National Park in Nepal, and the Changtang Nature Reserve in Tibet, one of the world s most significant wildlife refuges At over 200,000 miles 320,000 km , the Chang Tang Nature Reserve was called One of the most ambitious attempts to arrest the shrinkage of natural ecosystems, by The New York Times.



Comments A Naturalist and Other Beasts: Tales from a Life in the Field

  • Muntasir Akash

    A Naturalist and Other Beasts! – Finally done reading this long cherished anthology. The book, in first and foremost, will take you to a roundabout trip traversing the five continents seen through a naturalist’s scope. Have a period here. This makes a major difference. Rather than writing in pure science, blending it with the vivid and down-to-the-earth language, Dr. George Schaller will give the reader the best VR experience in the wilderness of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Furthermore, a [...]


  • Grillables

    This wasn't quite what I expected. I'd hoped for more biography, less general comments on conservation - more field notes, less waxing poetic. Still some good tidbits, but overall not as good as I'd hoped it would be.


  • Ryan

    hodgepodge of his experiences around the world, lacks unifying theme and tends to be backward looking and reminescence. no bright message for conservation found here.


  • Alyssa

    Good book about a variety of animals, never focusing too long on any one or bogging down in too much detail. Somewhat depressing however, as a constant reminder of the great extinction event we are currently in and that is human caused.Oh plus the author liberally and casually sprinkled in the word "decimate", which really means to reduce by one-tenth, so every instance of that words misusage irritated me. I know, I'm picky,


  • Elizabeth

    As heard on "Science Talk", the Scientific American podcast.


  • Y T

    A "walk in the woods" science but quite entertaining because of it.


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