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a GORGEOUS Book!,
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This review is from: Field Notes on Science & Nature (Hardcover)
This book is a total delight! A colleague suggested it to me & as soon as i got my copy I KNEW I had to get extras for deserving students. this is a lovely mixture of Natural History observation and art covering an impressive range of people, places and periods. The book is jam-packed with ideas and suggestione for better observations, better note-taking, eyes for detail, inspiring accounts, often droll commentary.... The artwork and sample pages are very nicely reproduced, and many of the essays give priceless insights into key figures in the devlopment of Ecology (check out for instance the GREAT essay on Grinnell & the "Grinnell System" of note-taking... If this book doesn't make you twitchy for your next field season, or wax nostalgic for your last, well, you are probably pretty close to dead :-) Honestly, a Must Have at so many levels. get one for your self & then get copies for the budding field biologists in your lives!