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This Land Is Your Land: The Story of Field Biology in America

Michael J. Lannoo


The golden age of field biology in North America lasted from the last half of the nineteenth century until perhaps just after the Second World War. During this time, natural history surveys were organized, museums constructed to house their specimens, and field stations cobbled together to civilize the experience. At this time, many of the finest field biologists in history came out of the U.S. Midwest. They grew up at a time when the Midwest was frontier; when hunting and fishing and trapping were a part of a boy’s life, and to be successful you had to know the habits and habitats of the anim ... More

Keywords: Natural History, Ecology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Biology, Restoration Biology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226358475
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226358505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Lannoo, author
Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute