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

Paperback | July 15, 2012

byFrederick Davis

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Archie Carr, one of the greatest biologists of the twentieth century, played a leading part in finding a new and critical role for natural history and systematics in a post-1950s world dominated by the glamorous science of molecular biology. With the rise of molecular biology came a growingpopular awareness of species extinction. Carr championed endangered sea turtles, and his work reflects major shifts in the study of ecology and evolution. A gifted nature writer, his books on the natural history of sea turtles and their habitats in Florida, the Caribbean, and Africa entertained and educated a wide audience. Carr's conservation ethic grew from his field work as well as his friendships with the fishermen who supplied him with many ofthe stories he retold so engagingly. With Archie Carr as the focus, The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles explores the evolution of the naturalist tradition, biology, and conservation during the twentieth century.

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Archie Carr, one of the greatest biologists of the twentieth century, played a leading part in finding a new and critical role for natural history and systematics in a post-1950s world dominated by the glamorous science of molecular biology. With the rise of molecular biology came a growingpopular awareness of species extinction. Carr ...

An avid and lifelong naturalist, Frederick Rowe Davis studied the history of science at Harvard, the University of Florida, and Yale, where he completed his doctorate. Currently, he is associate professor of history at Florida State University. He teaches the history of science and environmental history.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionParallel Paths in NatureDear Dr. BarbourExploring Tropical Ecology in HondurasStudy and Conservation of Sea TurtlesThe Ecology and Migrations of Sea TurtlesIn Africa on Ulendo"And for the turtles!" International Conservation EffortsFurther Results of Sea Turtle Research and Conservation BiologyHome to FloridaConclusion