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The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles
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The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Frederick R. Davis

Abstract

Archie Carr, one of the greatest biologists of the 20th century, played a leading part in finding a new and critical role for natural history and systematics in a post-1950s world, which was dominated by the glamorous science of molecular biology. With the rise of molecular biology came a growing popular awareness of species extinction. This biography reveals how Carr championed endangered sea turtles, and the ways in which his work reflected major shifts in the study of ecology, evolution, and conservation. A gifted nature writer, Carr's books and lectures on the natural history of sea turtle ... More

Keywords: biography, naturalist tradition, ecology, evolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195310771
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick R. Davis, author
The Florida State University

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