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Drawn to the mysteries of tropical rain forests and fascinated by life in the treetops, Meg Lowman has pursued a life of scientific exploration while raising her two sons, Edward and James Burgess. This book recounts their family adventures in remote parts of the world (Samoa, West Africa, Peru, Panama, India, Biosphere 2, and others), from the perspectives of both kids and parent. Together they explore tropical rain forests, encounter anacondas and piranhas, eat crickets as hors doeuvres, discover new species, and nurture a family ethic for conservation.

The chapters of the book focus on field biology questions, the canopy access methods developed to answer the questions, and conservation or education components of each expedition. Lowman enumerates the challenges and joys of juggling parenthood and career, and the children reflect on how their moms work has affected their lives. A rollicking, inspiring book, Its a Jungle Up There is an upbeat portrayal of how a parents career can imprint children, and how children in turn can influence the success and trajectory of their parents career.

About the Author

Margaret D. Lowman is director of environmental initiatives and professor of biology and environmental studies at New College of Florida. Edward Burgess works for Environmental Defense in New York City. James Burgess is a member of the class of 2009 at Princeton University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300129236
Author:
Lowman, Margaret D.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Burgess, James
Author:
Prance, Ghillean T.
Author:
Burgess, Edward
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Rain forest ecology
Subject:
Forest canopy ecology.
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Scientists - General
Subject:
Nature : Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 b/w illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 0.75 lb

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