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The Resource This land is your land : the story of field biology in America, Michael J. Lannoo

This land is your land : the story of field biology in America, Michael J. Lannoo

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This land is your land : the story of field biology in America
Title
This land is your land
Title remainder
the story of field biology in America
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Lannoo
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Field biology is enjoying a resurgence due to several factors, the most important being the realization that there is no ecology, no conservation, and no ecosystem restoration without an understanding of the basic relationships between species and their environments--an understanding gleaned only through field-based natural history. With this resurgence, modern field biologists find themselves asking fundamental existential questions such as: Where did we come from? What is our story? Are we part of a larger legacy? Michael J. Lannoo answers these questions and more in a tale rooted in the people and institutions of the Midwest. It is a story told from the ground up, a rubber boot-based natural history of field biology in America. Lannoo illuminates characters such as John Wesley Powell, William Temple Hornaday, and Olaus and Adolph Murie--homegrown midwestern field biologists who either headed east to populate major research centers or went west to conduct their fieldwork along the frontier. From the pioneering work of Victor Shelford, Henry Chandler Cowles, and Aldo Leopold to contemporary insights from biologists such as Jim Furnish and historians such as William Cronon, Lannoo's unearthing of American--and particularly midwestern--field biologists reveals how these scientists influenced American ecology, conservation biology, and restoration ecology, and in turn drove global conservation efforts through environmental legislation and land set-asides. This Land Is Your Land reveals the little-known legacy of midwestern field biologists, whose ethos and discoveries have enabled us to preserve and understand not just their land, but all lands
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Lannoo, Michael J
Dewey number
570.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH319.A1
LC item number
L36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Biology
  • Biologists
  • Nature study
  • Conservation biology
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Biologists
  • Biology
  • Conservation biology
  • Nature study
  • United States
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
  • Feldforschung
  • Biologie
Label
This land is your land : the story of field biology in America, Michael J. Lannoo
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-296) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The foundation. The explorers ; The settlers ; The thinkers ; The institutions ; What it meant -- The natural historians. Bred in their bones ; What it meant -- The ecologists. An Illinois original ; The Nebraska school of plant ecology ; The Chicago school of plant ecology ; The Chicago school of animal ecology ; The Wisconsin school of limnology ; What it meant -- The wildlife biologists. The scattered become gathered ; What it meant -- The conservation biologists. The conservation/preservation tension ; Wither and how to engage? ; America's best idea, expanded ; The sole Midwestern wilderness : Quetico-Superior Boundary Waters ; Two agencies face tough transitions. Bureau of Biological Survey/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ; U.S. Forest Service ; What it meant -- The restoration biologists. All the king's horses and all the king's men ; Indiana Jones revisited ; This land is your land
Control code
1004248969
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780226580890
Lccn
2017056169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028430794
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004248969
Label
This land is your land : the story of field biology in America, Michael J. Lannoo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The foundation. The explorers ; The settlers ; The thinkers ; The institutions ; What it meant -- The natural historians. Bred in their bones ; What it meant -- The ecologists. An Illinois original ; The Nebraska school of plant ecology ; The Chicago school of plant ecology ; The Chicago school of animal ecology ; The Wisconsin school of limnology ; What it meant -- The wildlife biologists. The scattered become gathered ; What it meant -- The conservation biologists. The conservation/preservation tension ; Wither and how to engage? ; America's best idea, expanded ; The sole Midwestern wilderness : Quetico-Superior Boundary Waters ; Two agencies face tough transitions. Bureau of Biological Survey/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ; U.S. Forest Service ; What it meant -- The restoration biologists. All the king's horses and all the king's men ; Indiana Jones revisited ; This land is your land
Control code
1004248969
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780226580890
Lccn
2017056169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028430794
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004248969

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