Adventures in the wild : tales from biologists of the natural state / edited by Joy Trauth and Aldemaro Romero.
Contributor(s): Trauth, Joy | Romero Díaz, Aldemaro.Material type: TextPublisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2008Description: viii, 182 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781557288721 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1557288720 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Biology -- Fieldwork -- Anecdotes | Arkansas State University. Dept. of Biological Sciences -- Officials and employees -- Anecdotes | Biologists -- Arkansas -- AnecdotesDDC classification: 570.72/3
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"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."--[back cover].
Poisonous plants, purple paint, and pot / Staria Vanderpool -- Nobody's dolphins / Aldemaro Romero -- Into the black water / Alan Christian and John Harris -- Face to face and nose to shoulder / Thomas Risch -- Orca threaten, toss them the dog / Richard Grippo -- Hold that pose, please / Stanley Trauth -- Rooting for new medicines / Fabricio Medina-Bolívar -- Search for the lost Pecos gambusia / James Bednarz -- Thanksgiving dinner with memories of the Ozarks / Tanja McKay -- Sir David Attenborough visits Arkansas / Stanley Trauth -- Cave biology : it's not a job, it's an adventure / Aldemaro Romero -- Just floatin' around Carriacou / Richard Grippo -- The hunt for public germs / David Gilmore -- The Sears Craftsman wooden-handled, four-pronged potato rake / Stanley Trauth -- Kind of blue : it's all about the name / Staria Vanderpool.