The Tapir"s morning bath

mysteries of the tropical rain forest and the scientists who are trying to solve them by Elizabeth Royte

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin in Boston

Written in English
Published: Pages: 328 Downloads: 83
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Subjects:

  • Rain forest ecology -- Panama -- Barro Colorado Island.,
  • Rain forests -- Research -- Panama -- Barro Colorado Island.

Edition Notes

StatementElizabeth Royte.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH108.P3 R69 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination328 p. :
Number of Pages328
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22999286M
ISBN 100618257586
LC Control Number2001024989
OCLC/WorldCa51651590

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Sep 01,  · Elizabeth Royte is an American science/nature writer. She is best known for her books Garbage Land (a New York Times The Tapirs morning bath book Book of the Year ), The Tapir's Morning Bath: Solving the Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, ), and Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale /5(32).

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WILSON liked Elizabeth’s book. This is what he said about it: “With the eye of an anthropologist and a journalist’s skills, Royte penetrates the world of the tropical. Nov 23,  · I was pleasantly surprised to find multiple copies of one book in particular which caught my eye and imagination – The Tapir’s Morning Bath by Elizabeth Royte.

It turned out to be the perfect introduction to the rainforest. Elizabeth Royte spent a full year on Barro Colorado Island when researching for this book. Barro Colorado Island (BCI for short) is a tropical rainforest island located. Nov 01,  · Her book, The Tapir's Morning Bath (Houghton Mifflin, $25), chronicles the year she spent learning about the eclectic group of researchers who work on the island.

An outsider to the scientific world, Royte accompanies them as they enthusiastically collect fecal samples of spider monkeys, observe how bats build tents from leaves and take a spiny. THE TAPIR’S MORNING BATH. Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest and the Scientists Who Are Trying to Solve Them.

by Elizabeth Royte. BUY NOW FROM Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in. For her first book, "The Tapir's Morning Bath," Royte, a journalist, spent most of a year in the rainforest field station on Barro Colorado Island, located in Gatun Lake, which makes up the midsection of the Panama Canal/5(14).

Oct 07,  · 'The Tapir's Morning Bath'. Gatun lake, the enormous midsection of the Panama Canal, sprawls for thirty-seven kilometers around peninsulas of land, between fragments of drowned mountains, and over the Continental Divide.

Oceangoing vessels slice through the canal and shudder into steel locks that close and open almost silently. The Tapir's Morning Bath. by Elizabeth Royte (Houghton Mifflin; $25) In this mischievous report on Barro Colorado Island, a six-square-mile nature preserve in the middle of the Panama Canal, the tropical biologists who study the rain forest become themselves subjects for inspection and analysis.

An engaging portrait of a community of biologists, The Tapir's Morning Bath is a behind-the-scenes account of life at a tropical research station that "conveys the uncertainties, frustrations, and joys of [scientific] field work" (Science).

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An engaging portrait of a community of biologists, The Tapir's Morning Bathis a behind-the-scenes account of life at a tropical research station that"conveys the uncertainties, frustrations, and joys of [scientific] fieldwork" (Science). Joe Pickett, executive editor of the American Heritage Dictionary, supplies us with " Tapir's Morning Bath," a nature book by Elizabeth Royte: " Whalers took out whales, plankton proliferated, pollack boomed, perch and herring went bust, seals and sea lions.

Elizabeth Royte. The Tapir's Morning Bath. New York: Houghton Mifflin, In The Tapir's Morning Bath, Elizabeth Royte describes the variety of biological research projects conducted by several researchers on Barro Colorado Island (BCI), a small piece of land in the Panama Canal's Gatun Lake.

In THE TAPIR'S MORNING BATH, Elizabeth Royte weaves together her own adventures on Barro Colorado with tales of researchers struggling to parse the intricate workings of the rain forest, the most complicated natural system on the planet.

Buy Tapir's Morning Bath: Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest and the Scientists Who Are Trying to Save Them by Elizabeth Royte (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book /5(14). Ultimately, The Tapir's Morning Bath is a work brimming with hope: the hope that the discoveries of those at BCI will eventually provide protection for this mysterious and essential part of the world.

The Tapir's Morning Bath by Elizabeth Royte. Tapir I say TAYP-er; the Brits say tay-PEER. A tapir is an odd-toed, hoofed mammal related to horses and rhinos. "In The Tapir's Morning Bath, Elizabeth Royte weaves together her own adventures on Barro Colorado with tales of researchers struggling to parse the intricate workings of the rain forest, the most complicated natural system on the planet.

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Tapirs have a short prehensile (gripping) trunk, which is really an extended nose and upper lip. They use this trunk to grab branches and clean them of leaves or.

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Houghton Mifflin $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS The result is this excellent book. Elizabeth Royte is an American science/nature writer. She is best known for her books Garbage Land (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year ), The Tapir's Morning Bath: Solving the Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, ), Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It (a "Best of" or "Top 10" book of in Entertainment Weekly.

However, such examples are rare; for the most part, tapirs are likely to avoid confrontation in favour of running from predators, hiding, or, if possible, submerging themselves in nearby water until a threat is gone.

Frank Buck wrote about an attack by a tapir inwhich he described in his book Class: Mammalia. Oct 07,  · The biodiversity in my temperate-zone neighborhood is pretty much limited to squirrels, mosquitoes and sparrows, though downtown it broadens to rats and pigeons.

The tropical rain forest on Panama's soggy Barro Colorado Island, on the other hand, has tapirs, six-inch blue morpho butterflies, Author: Ann Finkbeiner. The Tapir's Morning Bath: Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest and the Scientists Who Are Trying to Solve Them. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, pp.

$, cloth, ISBN Reviewed by Marion W. Copeland Published on H-Nilas (November, ) A Big, Wet Diorama On the surface, this book is a journalist's re‐. Elizabeth Royte is the author, most recently, of Bottlemania: How Water Went On Sale and Why We Bought It.

Her previous books--Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash and The Tapir's Morning Bath: Solving the Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest--were named New York Times Notable Books of the Year in and You will love "The Tapirs morning bath" by Elisabeth Royte.

She quite accurately describes the research and life on Barro Colorado Island (Panama); the worlds oldest field biology research facility. Still in use. It's not a 'scientific' book but if you are interested in the more feet- in- the- mud books.

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NY Times Sunday Book Review: “The facile answer is marketing, marketing and more marketing, but Elizabeth Royte goes much deeper into the drink, Read about Elizabeth Royte, and her books Garbage Land and The Tapir’s Morning Bath, both New York Times Notable Books.ELIZABETH ROYTE.

Elizabeth Royte is the author of Garbage Land (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year ), The Tapir's Morning Bath: Solving the Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, ), and Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It (a "Best of" or "Top 10" book of in Entertainment Weekly, Seed and Plenty magazines).The Tapir's Morning Bath begins with an introduction to the island's flora and fauna, which are numerous and exotic but threatened by humanity's encroachment.

Royte shows the kinds of work being done by the Smithsonian researchers, who hope to discover why biodiversity is greater in tropical areas than in temperate zones.