Agassiz's Legacy

Agassiz's Legacy : Natural History and the Advancement of Science

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This book brings together oral 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 816.46g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 27 halftones & 2 line illustrations
  • 019515441X
  • 9780195154412

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"Gladfelter ... puts a human face on natural science, and particularlyon field studies. Through a collection of oral histories of scientists from the 1940's through the 1990's, she brings the sparkle and love of science to the reader. ... However, the overall message of the book is not just about the love of scientific discovery and the fellowship among field scientists--students and faculty alike; it is a message that tells of the climate that made it possible for field work to thrive. It also tells us that this climate is endangered. ... A must read for field scientists, environmentalists, and especially for students planning futures in the field."--Choiceshow more