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Into the night: tales of nocturnal wildlife expeditions




Adams, Rick A., editor
University Press of Colorado, publisher

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This entertaining collection of essays from professional scientists and naturalists provides an enlightening look at the lives of field biologists with a passion for the hidden world of nocturnal wildlife. Into the Night explores the harrowing, fascinating, amusing, and largely unheard personal experiences of scientists willing to forsake the safety of daylight to document the natural history of these uniquely adapted animals. Contributors tell of confronting North American bears, cougars, and rattlesnakes suffering red ctenid spider bites in the tropical rain forest swimming through layers of feeding-frenzied hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos evading the wrath of African bull elephants in South Africa and delighting in the curious and gentle nature of foxes and unconditional acceptance by a family of owls. They describe fire in the sky" across a treeless tundra, a sea ablaze with bioluminescent algae, nighttime earthquakes on the Pacific Rim, and hurricanes and erupting volcanoes on a Caribbean island. Into the Night reveals rare and unexpected insights into nocturnal field research, illuminating experiences, discoveries, and challenges faced by intrepid biologists studying nature's nightly marvels across the globe. This volume will be of interest to scientists and general readers alike.--Provided by publisher.


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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.


Nocturnal animals
Wildlife watching
Biology -- Fieldwork
Natural history -- Fieldwork
Biologists -- Biography
Naturalists -- Biography
Scientific expeditions


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