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Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist Hardcover – April 15, 2012
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(Marc Bekoff, author of Wild Justice)
“Maddalena Bearzi impresses me with her capabilities and passion as a marine mammal scientist and her clear and erudite manner of expressing the interface between science and an emotional sense of the animals she studies. I recommend this beautifully illustrated book to the starry-eyed juvenile would-be marine biologist, to those of us beginning our twilight years who may need a reminder of how we started and what this should mean in a larger sense of helping fragile Earth, and to all those academically and environmentally minded in between.”
(Bernd Würsig, Texas A&M University at Galveston)
“This is a delightful chronicle of a young ocean lover’s journey to turn her passion into a career in science, and that scientist’s coming-of-age as she observes an ocean changing around her and the creatures she has come to love and defend. I found it both relaxing and energizing, all at the same time.”
(Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean)
“Dolphin Confidential takes the reader on the author’s memorable journey from a curious nature-lover to a respected, thoughtful scientist and conservation advocate. Full of intriguing observations and exciting field experiences, this book will help people to view the oceans and marine life with respect and joy, and to build the stewardship ethic that is so greatly needed. For people who love and are fascinated by dolphins, this book is a true treasure.”
(Ellen Prager, author of Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Ocean’s Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter)
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- Megan Mudron, Master's student at Colorado State University
Dolphin Confidential is an easy and passionate book, characterized by an amazing personal, neat and sincere touch. It has the great capability to take you by hand throughout all Maddalena's adventures and shows you the beauty and challenges of being out in the nature and study cetaceans.
But, biologists or not, it doesn't matter; this is a book for everybody... For students who need inspiration for what they are doing, for cetacean experts who want to re-live some memories, for non-biology people who want to know better about dolphin research `stuff', for travellers who want to read about remote places and breath salty waters, for dreamers who just want to take a breath from a busy day.
Do not miss it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you want to figure out whether you should become a field biologist, this is a great book to read. If you want to learn about dolpins, it is not. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Coppedge
This is a terrific book if you're interested in bottlenose dolphins, the health of the oceans of the world, or want a glimpse into the world of a marine biologist, especially one... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Thomas B. Yancey
First of all, this is an easy book to read. It's not just for scientists, it's for everyone interested in dolphins (...and other creatures) and the environment in which they live. Read morePublished 22 months ago by L. Manzoni
The girl I got this for is an aspiring marine biologist and loved it! She said it was an amazing story with a lot of facts. Glad I got it for herPublished 23 months ago by teya'smommy
This is a page-turning account of Bearzi's evolution from a nature-loving child into a world-renowned scientist. Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Heidi A.
Although this book is clearly written by a "Field Biologist" and therefore focuses more on the scientific side of dolphin research, it is full of sweet stories of personal... Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Kate
While there is no doubt that Maddalena is a true scientist and researcher, she has the ability to write with her heart and soul. Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by Pascale
This is the first review I have ever written for Amazon.
I was initially intrigued by the title, "Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist". Read more
I'm a budding marine mammal biologist so I was overjoyed when this book first came out, and despite not really having the money I bought it anyway. Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by Evelfa