" The Imperative Call explores the making of an extraordinary naturalist... No one since W. H. Hudson has approached nature from such a consistent moral position. No one has tried so scrupulously to define the murky boundary 'between science and vandalism...' Ultimately, the reader comes to see Alex Skutch not so much as a naturalist or a farmer but as an artist."-- Audubon magazine "Skutch offers us the botanical and zoological riches of the tropics, combining a gifted scientist's powers of observation with a committed ...

Imperative Call 1980, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813011493

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