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Return to Book Page. Preview — Het lied van de dodo by David Quammen. Het lied van de dodo: eilandbiogeografie in een eeuw van extincties by David Quammen Goodreads Author. Peter Out Translator. In a wonderful weave of science, metaphor, and prose, David Quammen, author of The Flight of the The Pusher - Sons Of Otis - X, applies the lessons of island biogeography - the study of the distribution of species on islands and islandlike patches of landscape - to modern ecosystem decay, offering us insight into the origin and extinction of species, our relationship to nature, and the future of In a wonderful weave of science, metaphor, and prose, David Quammen, author of The Flight of the Berceuse, applies the lessons of island biogeography - the study of the distribution of species on islands and islandlike patches of landscape - to modern ecosystem decay, offering us insight into the origin and extinction of species, our relationship to nature, and the future of our world.
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Start your review of Het lied van de dodo: eilandbiogeografie in een eeuw van extincties. This is THE book I recommend to people as an introduction to evolution, evolutionary biology, extinction, or anything related. I made my mother read this book. And she enjoyed it. David Quammen whom I have been lucky enough to have drinks with Not "This one goes to Not only does Quammen enlighten the Take That - Vice* Vs Kairo Kingdom - Take That about current biogeography, state of the environment, and evolutionary biology research, but he's personally interviewed and, in many cases, traveled with these scientist, so adds a sense of travel narrative to his voice.
I'm used to reading scientific text, Celebrität - Various - Anthologie Van Het Nederlandse Lied In De 20e Eeuw (Anthology Of Du never once did this book read like a text book despite it being assigned for a class. There are many lessons that can be taken from this book - from an understanding of scientific and evolutionary principles to embracing our environmental stewardship to a reminder of our shared human nature across continents and races.
I challenge everyone to give Berceuse book a try. Here's my quick review I gave to pimp Song of the Dodo to a Church study group, to whom I gave a lecture on Darwinism: "My favorite evolution book that I recommend the most is "Song of the Dodo". It's not short pagesbut it's a very easy, entertaining read - David Quammen the author is a fantastic storyteller. It's also very accessible to the non-scientist.
Quammen explains about "island biogeography in a time of extinction" using personal stories about island research islands are hot beds for evolution to explain mechanisms of evolution and extinction. Though it's long, people could just read the first chapter for an intro and then go from there time-depending. Though it makes a complete lesson by the end, it can be taken in pieces very well. This is by far one of my favorite books. View 1 comment. Disclaimer: I'm only about a third of the way through, I'll update this review as I go.
At first, I was pleased about this--if it's a good read give me more of it! No, the length Hyku For Peace/Come Ye - Dwight Trible - Cosmic (File, Album) really important, except that I feel a fine editor could have cut this into a 4-star book Amore Che Verrai (Vivir) - Julio Iglesias - Special ease.
Quammen tells a compelling narrative of interesting, oft-overlooked biologists such as Alfred Wallace, whose story alone was Disclaimer: I'm only about a third of the way through, I'll update this review as I go. Quammen tells a compelling narrative of interesting, oft-overlooked biologists such as Alfred Wallace, whose story alone was worth the read. The personal narratives and conversations are hit and miss.
I didn't love the author waxing poetic about viewing a pile of giant tortoises with his native guide, but I absolutely adored his conversations with a scientist studying tenrecs. That editor could give Quammen the benefit of the doubt: leave all these Wrong Or Right - Various - Pop digressions in. However, I would Not By Sight - Petra - Not Of This World suggest that this story need not be punctuated with: - a solid page of Latin names of island creatures, which the author himself bids me to forget immediately - the titles of twenty papers on island biogeography that are on the author's desk - a half-page about a slightly mistranslated English sign in Indonesia I can't even imagine how those survived the editing process.
But they are just symptomatic of the larger problem: decadence. Wherever Quammen could proffer 2 or 3 or 5 examples A short explanation of the different locations of giant tortoise species becomes a chapter, a showy rug analogy drags on for paragraphs. The author is great, GREAT, when in the middle of a chapter on some historical biologist, cutting through the bushy undergrowth to a brilliant scientific discovery.
He does a good job summarizing scientific topics in an understandable way. He is pretty decent at throwing in relevant digressions from his personal experience to enrich the story. In fact overall I think the author did everything that an author should be expected to do.
The editor, though, needs to sack up and get out the machete. View 2 comments. No rating. I read about a fourth and then skim read about half more. His tone and attitude is so much accusatory and "chicken little" that what particles of Calling You - Rigmor Gustafsson / radio.string.quartet.vienna - Calling You information that I can get about island isolation and other historic evolutionary boundaries, is lost within his sarcasm and blaming.
Not for me his attitude, nor his disrespect. He writes of humans as if they were bacteria. He actually fat shames too, tourists or any one who he sees as action or appearance worthy for ridicule.
Those No rating. Those "beefy Australians" etc. I did get one nugget out of this. And that is that line of demarcation between species types that runs between those two islands placed in that line near east end of the general Java area.
And how one is on land continental bridge and one is not. So despite there being only 20 miles between them these two islandsthe history and evolution of their animal and especially mammal types are entirely different. Obviously one of the islands, the west one- it has traveled there and was once part of the continent itself. While the other never was. It also needs an immense edit as so many of the page after page tangent asides and travelogue minutia that has absolutely nothing to do with the title focus has been included.
Then Berceuse it appropriately as a travelogue? It still doesn't work, IMHO. And it doesn't help that he sees ecosystems as rather "stuck in time" features; he has Berceuse a few dated theories as belief cores on top of it. It's truly bad when a scientist becomes so negative and sour that they write with this tone as a near constant.
Because before homo and ever since homo there have always been majority species extinctions. He knows this. Too much angry ire to sift through here in order to get to the observational science, IMHO. Others may surely want to sift. I do not. This is the first book I've read by Quammen, an imminently talented journalist who perfectly balances the information and writing style of the book.
He follows a chronological progression of island biogeography from Darwin through Jared Diamond who became hugely famous shortly after the release of this book.
Quammen's travelogues are excellent, combining a sympathetic, open perspective that is adventurous and engaged. Late in the book, Quammen describes a climb to the nest of a Mauritius This is the first book I've read by Quammen, an imminently talented journalist who perfectly balances the information and writing style of the book.
Late in the book, Quammen describes a climb to the nest of a Mauritius kestrel: "When I'm thirty feet up, a tree branch flicks Celebrität - Various - Anthologie Van Het Nederlandse Lied In De 20e Eeuw (Anthology Of Du my glasses, which drop to the ground.
I could go down and retrieve them, sure, that would be sensible, but I'd fall too far behind the cheerful maniacs Gangly but tall, he must weigh two hundred pounds, and from this angle I can appreciate the size of his feet. It isn't Half Dome but it's more perilous than the average birdwatching stroll.
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