By Theodore Fleming,Harry W. Greene

The euphoria of discovery is the one motivation many scientists desire for learning nature and its secrets and techniques. but euphoria isn't expressed in medical 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 desolate tract of northwest Mexico and Arizona. This e-book tells the tale of his attention-grabbing profession and recounts his many adventures within the field.

Fleming weaves autobiographical reflections including details at the usual historical past and ecology of bats and describes many different animals and vegetation he has encountered. His booklet information the stresses and rewards of existence in medical box camps, supplies pictures of renowned biologists resembling Dan Janzen and Peter Raven, and lines the improvement of contemporary 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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