Lost Worlds: Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest

Lost Worlds: Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest

Bruce M. Beehler / Feb 29, 2020

Lost Worlds Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest Perhaps it is not possible to experience all the mysterious sounds the unfamiliar smells and the spectacular sights of a tropical rainforest without ever visiting one But this exhilarating and hones

  • Title: Lost Worlds: Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest
  • Author: Bruce M. Beehler
  • ISBN: 9780300122282
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Perhaps it is not possible to experience all the mysterious sounds, the unfamiliar smells, and the spectacular sights of a tropical rainforest without ever visiting one But this exhilarating and honest book comes wondrously close to taking the reader on such a journey Bruce M Beehler, a widely traveled expert on birds and tropical ecology, recounts fascinating details fPerhaps it is not possible to experience all the mysterious sounds, the unfamiliar smells, and the spectacular sights of a tropical rainforest without ever visiting one But this exhilarating and honest book comes wondrously close to taking the reader on such a journey Bruce M Beehler, a widely traveled expert on birds and tropical ecology, recounts fascinating details from twelve field trips he has taken to the tropics over the past three decades As a researcher, he brings to life the exotic rainforests and the people who inhabit them as a conservationist, he makes a plea for better ways of managing rainforests a resource that the world cannot do without Drawing on his experiences in Papua New Guinea, India, Madagascar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Panama, and the Ivory Coast, Beehler describes the surprises both pleasant and unpleasant of doing science and conservation in the field He explains the role that rainforests play in the lives of indigenous peoples and the crucial importance of understanding local cultures, customs, and politics The author concludes with simple but tough solutions for maintaining rainforest health, expressing fervent hope that his great grandchildren and others may one day also hear the rainforest whisper its secrets.

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    1. Bruce M. Beehler is an ornithologist specializing in the birds of Papa New Guinea. Lost Worlds: Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest is a memoir of his career.I keep hoping to find another science memoir like Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin and Beehler's book comes close but still doesn't hit the mark. There are a few moments in the book that I wish were the norm for it.For example one early chapter ends with a side note about a poisonous bird who might be the key to understanding the toxin that [...]


    2. I really liked this collection of essays about tropical rainforests all over the world. Beehler seemed well qualified to write such a book, and his social commentary gave me lots to think about. For example, do well equipped western researches have the "right" to explore the jungles of poor countries who don't have the expertise to know what's there? Beehler discusses at length the importance of respecting local custom. I probably wouldn't have picked this book up on my own, but I'm glad my Bird [...]


    3. Gets a little repetitive and preachy about conservation of rainforests. Author is an ornithologist, not a journalist, so considering that, the writing was pretty decent.



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