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Jungle Peace

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Naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, explorer and gifted writer, William Beebe escapes from the violence of World War One into the jungles of Brittish Guiana. Beebe's curiosity and patience magnifies natures raw details revealing the huge drama being played out in the tropical jungle. Beebe's scientific curiosity aboard a steamship, his study of a rare bird that never leaves home, his examination of hordes of Army Anyson the attack, an attempted capture of a huge snake crawling at night, his interaction with Hindu immigrants who work the plantations, the building of a new road by convicted prisoners, reveal an amazing scientist with great nerve and traordinary powers of observation. William Beebe is one of the founders of the field of ecology and an early advocate for conservation. When he wrote Jungle Peace. he was the Curator of Birds at New York Zoological Park was was director of the Tropical Research Station. Some years later, he was the first biologist to observe deep-sea life in the original underwater Bathysphere. The Listen2Read American Adventure Library is a series of historic first person accounts of extraordinary adventures by Americans or by visitors to America. The entire series can be previewed at Listen2Read.com
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