Sunday, January 30, 2011

Species Seekers

The book The Species Seekers: Heros, Fools and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth by Richard Conniff looks interesting. An excerpt from the webpage: The story of bold adventurers who risked death to discover strange life forms in the farthest corners of planet Earth.

I probably wouldn't have noticed this book, except that, luckily, a friend forwarded me a link to the author's blog, where he posts an extensive list of the names and short descriptions of biologists who have died while doing field work. Check it out. I hope to find the time to read the book soon.

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