"This entertaining collection of essays from professional scientists and naturalists provides an enlightening look at the lives of field biologists with a passion for the hidden world of nocturnal wildlife. Into the Night explores the harrowing, fascinating, amusing, and largely unheard personal experiences of scientists willing to forsake the safety of daylight to document the natural history of these uniquely adapted animals. Contributors tell of confronting North American bears, cougars, and rattlesnakes; suffering red ctenid spider bites in the tropical rain forest; swimming through layers of feeding-frenzied hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos; evading the wrath of African bull elephants in South Africa; and delighting in the curious and gentle nature of foxes and unconditional acceptance by a family of owls. They describe "fire in the sky" across a treeless tundra, a sea ablaze with bioluminescent algae, nighttime earthquakes on the Pacific Rim, and hurricanes and erupting volcanoes on a Caribbean island. Into the Night reveals rare and unexpected insights into nocturnal field research, illuminating experiences, discoveries, and challenges faced by intrepid biologists studying nature's nightly marvels across the globe. This volume will be of interest to scientists and general readers alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Preface / Rick A. Adams Waiting for Long-eared Owls / Stephen R. Jones African Nights Among Fruit Bats, Fig Trees, and Elephants / Frank J. Bonaccorso Undersea at Night in Darwin's Galapagos / Christina Allen Rocky Mountain Nights / Rick A. Adams Nights along the Equator / Ann Kohlhaas Do Not Go Gentle into that Tropical Night / Lee Dyer Nights: from south to north, hot to cold / James C. Halfpenny Volcanoes & Fruitbats : Fear & Loafing on Montserrat / Scott C. Pedersen.
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