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Life in the Treetops: Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology
Regarded as a biotic frontier, the high forest canopies remain difficult for scientists to access and study. During her 20 years in pursuit of the treetops, Lowman has rappelled with handmade ropes and dangled from hot air balloons. Each of her essays here reveals such a feat and the scientific hypotheses Loman was addressing at the time. Along the way, she explores the intricacies and diversity of canopy life and explains her methods for counting populations and studying elusive creatures. She injects the story of her scientific pursuits with a dose of what it is to be a woman, wife and mother in their profession.
Author: Margaret D. Lowman, Robert D. Ballard
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press 2000
Dimensions: 7.9" x 5.1" x 0.8"