Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
  1. $13.27 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Environmental Studies- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

It's a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetops

by

It's a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetops Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 dand#8217;oeuvres, 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, andand#160;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 momand#8217;s work has affected their lives. A rollicking, inspiring book, Itand#8217;s a Jungle Up There is an upbeat portrayal of how a parentand#8217;s career can imprint children, and how children in turn can influence the success and trajectory of their parentand#8217;s 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
Copyright:
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

Other books you might like

  1. Ask and It Is Given: Learning to...
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  2. Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  3. The Briar King: The Kingdoms of... Used Mass Market $1.95
  4. Drawn to Nature Through the Journals... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  5. Getting Started in Bird Watching Used Trade Paper $4.95
  6. Tanagers, Cardinals, and Finches of... Used Trade Paper $15.50

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Science and Technology
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Earth Sciences
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Natural History » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics

It's a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetops Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.50 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300129236 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.