A Bat Man in the Tropics: Chasing El Duende (Organisms and by Theodore Fleming,Harry W. Greene

By Theodore Fleming,Harry W. Greene

The euphoria of discovery is the single motivation many scientists desire for learning nature and its secrets and techniques. but euphoria is never expressed in clinical guides. This ebook, a private account of greater than thirty years of fieldwork through one of many world’s major bat biologists, splendidly conveys the joys of medical discovery. Theodore Fleming’s paintings to record the lives and ecological value of plant-visiting bats has taken him to the tropical forests of Panama, Costa Rica, and Australia, and to the plush Sonoran wilderness of northwest Mexico and Arizona. This publication tells the tale of his interesting profession and recounts his many adventures within the field.

Fleming weaves autobiographical reflections including info at the typical background and ecology of bats and describes many different animals and vegetation he has encountered. His e-book info the stresses and rewards of lifestyles in medical box camps, provides pix of well-liked biologists corresponding to Dan Janzen and Peter Raven, and lines the improvement of recent tropical biology. A witness to the destruction and improvement of the various forests he has visited all through his profession, Fleming makes a passionate plea for the conservation of those wild places.

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