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It's a Jungle Up There : More Tales from the Treetops / Margaret D. Lowman, Ghillean T. Prance, Edward Burgess, James Burgess.

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Author/Creator:
Lowman, Margaret D., author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (319 p.)
Subjects:
Lowman, Margaret.
Ecologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Women ecologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Rain forest ecology.
Forest canopy ecology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Drawn to the mysteries of tropical rain forests and fascinated by life in the treetops, Meg Lowman has pursued a life of scientific exploration while raising her two sons, Edward and James Burgess. This book recounts their family adventures in remote parts of the world (Samoa, West Africa, Peru, Panama, India, Biosphere 2, and others), from the perspectives of both kids and parent. Together they explore tropical rain forests, encounter anacondas and piranhas, eat crickets as hors d'oeuvres, discover new species, and nurture a family ethic for conservation.The chapters of the book focus on field biology questions, the canopy access methods developed to answer the questions, and conservation or education components of each expedition. Lowman enumerates the challenges and joys of juggling parenthood and career, and the children reflect on how their mom's work has affected their lives. A rollicking, inspiring book, It's a Jungle Up There is an upbeat portrayal of how a parent's career can imprint children, and how children in turn can influence the success and trajectory of their parent's career.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Why Canopies Are Exciting
2. Canopies for Conservation: Climbing in Samoa
3. Indoor Canopies: From Baseball to Biosphere 2
4. Orchid Farming in Africa: Creating Sustainable Canopies
5. An Emmy Award for the Treetops: Ballooning in French Guiana
6. Canopy Walkways: Highways in the Florida Sky
7. Of Tarantulas, Teenagers, and Turkey Basters: Distance Learning from the Treetops of Peru
8. International Powwows: The Indian Connection
9. Colorful Bodies: Home to the Black Waters of the Amazon
10. Down from the Treetops: Life in the Padded Chair
11. Billions of Needles: Calculating the Consumption of Conifers
12. Downsizing 101: Dynamics of the Family Ecosystem
13. Coming Full Circle: Linking the Green and Brown Food Webs
14. Global Citizens: An Environmental Ethic for Families
Appendix
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [276]-283) and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Burgess, Edward, author., Author,
Burgess, James, author., Author,
Prance, Ghillean T., author., Author,
ISBN:
0-300-15341-4
1-281-72955-8
9786611729554
0-300-12923-8
OCLC:
1059273350
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300153415 doi
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