The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth (Paperback)

Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth

By Richard Conniff

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393341324, 464pp.

Publication Date: November 7, 2011

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Description

From the mid-eighteenth century to the early twentieth, a colorful band of amateur naturalists explored the most perilous corners of the planet to discover new life-forms. Amid globe-spanning tales of adventure, Richard Conniff recounts a dramatic historical shift, as humans finally discovered the pantheon of life on Earth-and our place within it.

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