Download e-book for kindle: A Sense of Place: The Life and Work of Forrest Shreve by Janice Emily Bowers

By Janice Emily Bowers

ISBN-10: 0816510725

ISBN-13: 9780816510726

Forrest Shreve (1878-1950) used to be an the world over recognized plant ecologist who spent so much of his occupation on the Carnegie Institution's desolate tract Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona. Shreve's contributions to the learn of plant ecology laid the basis for contemporary reports and a number of other of his works got here to be considered as classics via ecologists all over the world. this primary full-length learn of Shreve's lifestyles and paintings demonstrates that he used to be greater than a barren region ecologist. His early paintings in Maryland and Jamaica gave him a breadth of craftsmanship matched by means of few of his ecological contemporaries, and his reviews of wilderness plant demography, the physiological ecology of rain-forest crops, and vegetational gradients on southwestern mountain levels expected via a long time fresh tendencies in ecology.

Tracing Shreve's improvement from pupil to scientist, Bowers inspires the pains and delights of fieldwork within the first half this century and indicates how Shreve's experience of position educated his clinical thought—making him, in his personal phrases, "not an exile from a few higher position, yet a guy at domestic in an atmosphere to which his lifestyles may be adjusted with out actual or highbrow loss."

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