The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth

Author(s): Richard Connif

Science

From the mid-eighteenth century to the early twentieth, a colorful band of amateur naturalists explored the most perilous corners of the planet to discover new life-forms. Amid globe-spanning tales of adventure, Richard Conniff recounts a dramatic historical shift, as humans finally discovered the pantheon of life on Earth-and our place within it.


Product Information

A marvelous tribute to the age of wonder. - Bernd Heinrich, author of The Nesting Season

General Fields

  • : 9780393341324
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : 0.408
  • : December 2011
  • : 208mm X 137mm X 33mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Connif
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 508.09033
  • : 464
  • : Illustrations