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Into the night : tales of nocturnal wildlife expeditions / edited by Rick A. Adams.

Publication:
Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (207 p.)
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Subjects:
Biologists -- Biography.
Biology -- Fieldwork.
Natural history -- Fieldwork.
Naturalists -- Biography.
Nocturnal animals.
Scientific expeditions.
Wildlife watching.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed October 18, 2013).
Contributor:
Adams, Rick A. (Rick Alan)
ISBN:
1-4920-0048-5
1-60732-270-6
OCLC:
859155715