The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy

The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy

by Mark W. Moffett

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A tree-climber when young, Moffett has combined his early agility with his doctoral rain forest research to write a fascinating account of the fauna of the rain forest canopy. It has been only in the last 20 years that biologists have been able, through a variety of techniques, to get up into the canopy, often 100 to 200 feet above the forest floor, and study the teeming animal life there. Moffett visited most of the researchers now active in this very special field. He mixes the science in an interesting way, offering glimpses into the life and research methods of these biological specialists. Illustrated with many spectacular photographs taken by the author and written in a very readable style, this book will be of interest to both the biologist and general reader.-- Eleanor Maass, Maass Assocs., New Milford, Pa.
Combining his skills as zoologist, writer, and photographer, Moffett recounts his high- and far-flung experiences studying life at the roof of the rainforest. He conveys his passion for science, exploration, and his subject while surveying advances in the field for the general reader. Beautiful photos accompany lucid narrative, the whole elegantly produced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Harvard University Press
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8.51(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University. In addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (one of which he shares with Bert Hölldobler), Wilson has won many scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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