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Field Notes on Science & Nature

Edited by Michael R. Canfield

Foreword by Edward O. Wilson

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674057579

Publication Date: 05/30/2011


320 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

87 color illustrations, 43 halftones


  • Foreword [Edward O. Wilson]
  • Introduction [Michael R. Canfield]
  • 1 The Pleasure of Observing [George B. Schaller]
  • 2 Untangling the Bank [Bernd Heinrich]
  • 3 One and a Half Cheers for List-Keeping [Kenn Kaufman]
  • 4 A Reflection of the Truth [Roger Kitching]
  • 5 Linking Researchers across Generations [Anna K. Behrensmeyer]
  • 6 The Spoken and the Unspoken [Karen L. Kramer]
  • 7 In the Eye of the Beholder [Jonathan Kingdon]
  • 8 Why Sketch? [Jenny Keller]
  • 9 The Evolution and Fate of Botanical Field Books [James L. Reveal]
  • 10 Note-Taking for Pencilophobes [Piotr Naskrecki]
  • 11 Letters to the Future [John D. Perrine and James L. Patton]
  • 12 Why Keep a Field Notebook? [Erick Greene]
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2011 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence, Biological Sciences Category
  • A Barnes & Noble Review Editors’ Pick for Best Reading of 2011
  • A Barnes & Noble Best of 2011 Selection (“Quirky, Beautiful, Different” Category)
  • A Brain Pickings Best Science Book of 2011
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