Threads from the Web of Life Stories in Natural History by Stephen Daubert
  

Threads from the Web of Life Stories in Natural History

Written by Stephen Daubert
Illustrated by Christopher Daubert

Synopsis

Threads from the Web of Life Stories in Natural History by Stephen Daubert

In these stories, Steve Daubert pulls the reader into the mystery and immediacy of ecological processes - great moments in evolution, and you are there! From vanishing neon flying squids to dinosaur habitat upheavals by earthquake, each tale brings the reader into the moment to witness an episode of survival in the wild, first-hand. The book, wonderfully illustrated by the author's brother, includes chapter notes that document the scientific basis for each story and describe the controversies still surrounding some of them - a splendid resource for the curious and the imaginative of all ages.

Reviews

Highly recommended . . . The stories are as much enjoyable as they are informative.

--NSTA [National Science Teachers Association] Recommends Each of these happenings is a thread in the intricate web of life, and Daubert, a molecular scientist at the University of California, Davis, demonstrates that these threads are easily broken by humans . . . instructive and entertaining . . .

-- NSTA [National Science Teachers Association] Recommends Threads from the Web of Life takes readers on a journey around the globe as the author describes unique and unusual ecological processes. It is ideal for casual reading as well as a source of selections to read aloud (!) or to link literature with the study of natural history.

About the Author

Stephen Daubert has followed a life-long interest in the natural world, which led him to pursue a career in scientific research; he is now retired from the University of California. His brother Christopher Daubert (the book's illustrator) chose an opposite course, following the arts; he is a Professor of Art at a California community college. Their two paths have swung back together in their collaboration to produce Threads from the Web of Life.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
168 pages

Author

Stephen Daubert
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Publisher

Vanderbilt University Press

Publication date

15th May 2006

ISBN

9780826515094


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