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ISBN: 9780393341324 - The Species Seekers
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The Species Seekers

Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth

Richard Connif

ISBN: 9780393341324
Format: Paperback
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
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"This beautifully written book has the verve of an adventure story."-Wall Street Journal

 

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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.