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Stinging Trees and Wait-a-Whiles: Confessions of a Rainforest Biologist

Biography / Memoir

By: William Laurance

214 pages, 16 col plates, 40 b/w illus, 4 maps

University of Chicago Press

Hardback | Oct 2000 | #111272 | ISBN: 0226468968
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Personal account of the time spent by Laurance in the remote Queensland rainforest and his run-ins with plant, animal, and human species alike. Laurance lived in a tiny town of loggers and farmers, and he witnessed firsthand the impact of conservation issues on individual lives. He found himself at the center of a bitter battle over conservation strategies and became not only the subject of small-town gossip but also the object of many residents' hatred. Keeping ahead of his high-spirited young volunteers, hounded by the drug-sniffing local policeman, and all the while trying to further his own research amid natural and unnatural obstacles, Laurance offers us a personal and hilarious account of fieldwork and life in the Australian outpost of Millaa Millaa.

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