Adventures in the Wild

Adventures in the Wild

Tales From Biologists of the Natural State

Book - 2008
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The true tales in this collection will take readers from the chicken houses of Arkansas to the caves of Venezuela and Mexico to the coast of Alaska. These fifteen adventures range from amusing to life threatening. Some are filled with suspense and danger in exotic places, while others document more routine but important biological field and lab work.Meet the roommate with the rash that wouldn't go away, a friendly bull, some blind cave fish, killer whales, drug smugglers, and hairy roots that are used to produce new medicines. Read about researchers crawling through rotten-egg-smelling muck in search of an elusive mosquitofish, diving into the cold black water of the White River in search of mussels, flying with bush pilots in Alaska, and working with David Attenborough in Arkansas. Here are teachers and researchers, biologists all, all from one university, real people who get their feet wet and their hands dirty in the pursuit of knowledge.
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781557288721
1557288720
Branch Call Number: 570.723 ADVENTUR
Characteristics: viii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Romero Díaz, Aldemaro
Trauth, Joy 1952-

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