Vojtech Novotny, David Short
Title Notebooks from New Guinea: Field Notes of a Tropical Biologist
Book Condition Used - Acceptable
Jacket Condition Good
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA June 2009
0199561656 / 9780199561650
Seller ID 338787
Light edge and corner wear to dust jacket. Pages and binding clean and tight. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.
Hailed by Edward O. Wilson as "one of the most amazing books I have ever read," this exhilarating volume offers a rare combination of first-rank science and top-notch storytelling. Vojtech Novotny, a world-class researcher and a brilliant writer, works on location in one of the toughest regions of the world--a high-risk locale rife with tropical diseases and venomous wildlife. Moreover, Novotny works closely with the indigenous peoples--natives who still hunt food with spear and arrow--involving them in his research and profiting from their deep familiarity with this rugged landscape. As a result, he has many a fascinating tale to tell, and he is a marvelous storyteller. Indeed, this is an unusual and fascinating collection of almost one hundred brief vignettes, adventurous tales, and reflections that illuminate the native culture and what the West can learn from it. Ably translated by David Short, this delightfully engaging book brings to life--with warmth and wisdom--the place, the people, and the pursuit of knowledge deep in the jungles of New Guinea.