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Agassiz's Legacy: Scientists' Reflections on the Value of Field Experience

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By: Elizabeth Higgins Gladfelter

437 pages, 27 b/w photos, 2 figs

Oxford University Press USA

Paperback | Nov 2002 | #135394 | ISBN: 0195154428
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #135392 | ISBN: 019515441X
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About this book

Brings together histories of some of the most interesting and representative field investigators to come into their scientific prime in the 1950s through the 1990s. It shows how styles, approaches, and scientific values have changed over the past fifty years and captures the experience of scientific research in the field.

Personal collections are always interesting and enlightening, and so it is with the fifty or so stories collected by Elizabeth Higgins Gladfelter for her volume gassiz's Legacy ... The author proves herself to be a fine interviewer, asking pertinent questions and keeping the stories flowing. ISIS

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