By: Archie Carr(Author), David Carr(Preface By), Edward O Wilson(Foreword By)
264 pages, b/w photos
Biographical and autobiographical study of Archie Carr (1909 – 1987) the eminent naturalist, writer, conservationist, and world authority on sea turtles. This captivating collection of anecdotal, yet detailed, essays typifies the work and insights of the man, and also reflects his particular fascination for this remarkable ecosystem, where he lived for fifty years. Carr was, as Wilson writes in the Foreword, "[...] the South's greatest regional naturalist of his generation [...] No writer exceeds Carr in his ambidextrous handling of human and natural history."
Republished with a new preface by his son, David Carr.
Foreword by Edward O. Wilson
- Wewa Pond
- The Bird and the Behemoth
- Sticky Heels
- A Florida Picnic
- All the Way
- Down upon the Suwannee River
- Suwannee River Sturgeon
- An Introduction to Herpetology in Florida
- Florida Vignettes
- Tails of Lizards
- Alligator Country
- A Subjective Key to the Fishes of Alahua County, Florida
- Hound Magic
- Carnivorous Plants
- The Cold-blooded Fraternity
- Living with an Alligator
- The Moss Forest
- In Praise of Snakes
- The Landscapes of Florida
- Water Hyacinths
- The Gulf Island
- A Dubious Future
- Eden Changes
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Archie Carr was professor of zoology at the University of Florida. During his illustrious career he won numerous awards and honors, including the Elliott Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, the Borland Award of the National Audubon Society, and O. Henry Award for short-story writing. His many books include Ulendo: Travels of a Naturalist In and Out of Africa, So Excellent a Fishe, and The Windward Road, which won the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing. He is well known for his work with sea turtles.
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