Wheelers Books

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Davis, Frederick

  • RRP: $55.99
  • $55.99
  • To Order

Archie Carr, one of the greatest biologists of the twentieth century, played a leading part in finding a new and critical role for natural history and systematics in a post-1950s world dominated by the glamorous science of molecular biology. With the rise of molecular biology cam...e a growing popular awareness of species extinction. Carr championed endangered sea turtles, and his work reflects major shifts in the study of ecology and evolution. A gifted nature writer, his books on the natural history of sea turtles and their habitats in Florida, the Caribbean, and Africa entertained and educated a wide audience. Carr's conservation ethic grew from his field work as well as his friendships with the fishermen who supplied him with many of the stories he retold so engagingly. With Archie Carr as the focus, The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles explores the evolution of the naturalist tradition, biology, and conservation during the twentieth century.
Read more

ISBN 9780199913824
Released NZ 30 Aug 2012
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780199913824
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 30 Aug 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Davis, Frederick
Category Animal Ecology
Marine & Freshwater Mammals
Environmentalist, Conservationist & Green Organizations
Conservation Of The Environment
Number of Pages 332
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 590.92
Weight 488g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Sea turtles, Carr, Archie Fairly, Herpetologists - United States
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education