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  • ISBN 1559638583
  • ISBN13 978-1559638586
  • Language English
  • Author Carol Grant Gould
  • Publisher Island Press; 1st Edition edition (November 9, 2004)
  • Pages 464
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  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Science and Mathematics
  • Size ePub 1701 kb
  • Size Fb2 1129 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 732

When William Beebe needed to know what was going on in the depths of the ocean, he had himself lowered a half-mile down in a four-foot steel sphere to see-five times deeper than anyone had ever gone in the 1930s. When he wanted to trace the evolution of pheasants in 1910, he trekked on foot through the mountains and jungles of the Far East to locate every species. To decipher the complex ecology of the tropics, he studied the interactions of every creature and plant in a small area from the top down, setting the emerging field of tropical ecology into dynamic motion. William Beebe's curiosity about the natural world was insatiable, and he did nothing by halves. As the first biographer to see the letters and private journals Beebe kept from 1887 until his death in 1962, science writer Carol Grant Gould brings the life and times of this groundbreaking scientist and explorer compellingly to light. From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of British Guiana, from the Bronx Zoo to the deep seas, Beebe's biography is a riveting adventure. A best-selling author in his own time, Beebe was a fearless explorer and thoughtful scientist who put his life on the line in pursuit of knowledge. The unique glimpses he provided into the complex web of interactions that keeps the earth alive and breathing have inspired generations of conservationists and ecologists. This exciting biography of a great naturalist brings William Beebe at last to the recognition he deserves.

Carol Grant Gould’s The Remarkable Life of William Beebe is one of those books I never would have sought out, save for my seven . William Beebe was an inspirational naturalist and led a full life of adventure and exploration.

Carol Grant Gould’s The Remarkable Life of William Beebe is one of those books I never would have sought out, save for my seven year-old daughter, Millie. Now that she has The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. William Beebe, The Bird.

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When William Beebe needed to know what was going on in the depths of the ocean, he had himself lowered a half-mile down in a four-foot steel sphere to see-five times deeper than anyone had ever gone in the 1930s. When he wanted to trace the evolution of pheasants in 1910, he trekked on foot through the mountains and jungles of the Far East to locate every species. A best-selling author in his own time, Beebe was a fearless explorer and thoughtful scientist who put his life on the line in pursuit of knowledge.

William Beebe was one of my boyhood heroes, who I followed through his articles in National Geographic Magazine. Dr. Robert D. Ballard discoverer of the Titanic)

William Beebe was one of my boyhood heroes, who I followed through his articles in National Geographic Magazine. Ballard discoverer of the Titanic). Natural History Magazine)

William Beebe was one of my boyhood heroes, who I followed through his articles in National Geographic Magazine. Natural History Magazine)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-429) and index

Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-429) and index.

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I think Carol Grant Gould has done an exceptional jo.

I think Carol Grant Gould has done an exceptional job. Despite the restictions imposed upon her, I am mystified how she managed to pierce the veil that clouds the achievements of many scientists behind veils of scientific and religious intolerance. Adventure travelers interested in both nature and action will relish biographer Carol Grant Gould's Remarkable Life Of William Beebe: Explorer And Naturalist, an armchair biography which tells of one William Beebe, who became the first to see the ocean depths in a bathysphere, trekked the Himalayas and Malaysia in the early 1900s to study ecology, and brainstormed with Roosevelt and other. naturalists of his times.

His books, two dozen of them, were big best sellers.

By the 1920’s, his zoological exploits in Indonesia, China and Latin America had brought him international acclaim. His books, two dozen of them, were big best sellers. Millions gathered at their radios in 1932 to hear his live broadcast from a bathysphere on the ocean bottom off Bermuda. He even made an offstage appearance in the play.

The Remarkable Life of William Beebe, Explorer and Naturalist," by Carol Grant Gould. By the 1920's, his zoological exploits in Indonesia, China and Latin America had brought him international acclaim.

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Kirinaya
Ms. Gould is both thorough and a great writer. Her details about William Beebe's life paint an interesting picture about an adventurer whose life's work seems to be lost except among a very small group of environmentalists and nature scientists. Beebe hobnobbed with society's elite but probably had dirt under his fingernails when doing so. He was as comfortable slicing and dicing specimens as he was sharing a laugh with Teddy Roosevelt or Henry David Thoreau. He lived in the fast lane, but hung out in jungles and spent hours watching nothing in hopes of seeing a single bird pass through the nothingness. Gould puts his encounters with the famous on the same level as Beebe's expeditions in search of pheasants and deep sea creatures, because that seems to be how Beebe placed them. The book is more than a biography, it is a glimpse at the world according to a scientist fixated on recording the importance of nature to our human survival a hundred years before it became an issue that people cared about.
Steelraven
An excellent biography on William Beebe! One of the first things i look in a biography is a complete and well developed treatment in the early years of the person, because it's really important to know where they come from, what motivated them in the first place and how they become who they were in their later years. I can honestly say this book has one of the best biographies of the early years of any autobiography i've read.
Carold Gould tells how beebe was keeping a journal from an early age, what were his collections, his interests, the correspondance with his father about natural history phenomena when he was really young, how he experimented and became good at preserving specimens, what he did during his field trips.. everything! The only thing left to beebe was success as an adult, because of the marvelous training as a naturalist he had as a kid and teenager (encouraged by his fathers.. which is extremely important). The book continues with the same quality in the adult years of Beebe, for example making emphasis on the amazing connections he made that supported him (aka. Teddy Roosevelt and others). Go and get this book, because as the remarkable as Beebe's life, this book is as well really special.
Mr_TrOlOlO
The content of this book seems quite comprehensive in telling the fascinating story of the life of William Beebe, a person who was so full of curiosity and a desire to learn about and experience nature in many forms throughout his long life. It seems well researched and is written in an accessible style (informative but engaging rather than didactic). However, the editing in the Kindle edition which I read was really, really poor, with a lot of missing punctuation, words run together, as well as format issues; I believe most people would find this irritating. You expect better for a price of $19. The story was so engaging, however, that I was very glad to have read it. If you enjoy books that combine elements of personality with travel, adventure, nature and learning, this is a great life story. It is only the editing that keeps me from giving it five stars.
Doukasa
bill was my childhood hero, i followed him thru all his appearances in natl geographic. id bet money he was an inspiration to cousteau, truly an american original hero, we need more like him today.
Lavivan
I have read many of his books in my teens and enjoyed them immensely so when I found this book about the author I was very happy.
I found his life fascinating and learned many things I never knew about him.
It was also well written.
Malak
I read the editorial review above for this book and almost didn't read it. I have to say I disagree with it. The biography does not necessarily focus on all his Beebe's personal issues, but it is a vibrant and gripping read about a very unique man. I thought it was extremely well done.

Born in the last quarter of the nineteenth century in Brooklyn, it was still a world of forests and wildlife nearby for him to explore. This love of nature, and comfort away from the trappings of civilisation stayed with him all his life. But he also had this almost supernatural ability to dissociate himself from his possible fate - or even his reality and instead go beyond that to look at what was happening around him. So his observations were extraodinary.

He was the first person to be travel down to 2000ft in the ocean in a small metal capsule. The enormous pressures could have caved in the tiny craft - it did even start leaking at some stage. Yet he broadcast live from it, and managed to make some ground breaking observations about his time there and the strange animals which dwelt there - some of which have never been seen since.

Gould has divided this biography into four distinct sections which followed his life, Naturalist, Ornithologist, Marine Biologist and Tropical Ecologist.

this is illustrated throughout with printed pictures on each page, the only drawback is that these pictures are all of poor to fair quality - a problem of matt paper combined with size of pictures and that they are all in black and white.

Beebe's life is worth reading about and I think Gould's biography is an excellent reference, readable and engaging.
Riavay
Ok, I'll admit I'm only half way through, but what a half it has been! How can anyone imagine such a life? Such incredible transitions from a tropical field researcher to a Marine Biologist! And just when I was so wishing that I could move into his life, international adventure and naturalist, phenomenal writer, close friend of a President (I won't say which), and a wife who shares his grand quest one of the central pillars of his life comes down (I won't say which).

Needless to say I can't wait for the second half of this well-written, well researched book.

Sign. If only I could have lived a century ago!

It is a true gem of a book for those interested in science, natural history, and readers of a fine biographies.

Enjoy!