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Diary of a citizen scientist : chasing tiger beetles and other new ways of engaging the world, Sharman Apt Russell

Label
Diary of a citizen scientist : chasing tiger beetles and other new ways of engaging the world
Title
Diary of a citizen scientist
Title remainder
chasing tiger beetles and other new ways of engaging the world
Statement of responsibility
Sharman Apt Russell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the exploding world of citizen science, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are monitoring climate change, tracking bird migration, and following their bliss counting stardust for NASA or excavating mastodons. The sheer number of citizen scientists, combined with new technology, has begun to shape how research is conducted. Non-professionals become acknowledged experts: dentists turn into astronomers and accountants into botanists. Diary of a Citizen Scientist is a timely exploration of this phenomenon, told through the lens of nature writer Sharman Apt Russell's yearlong study of a little-known species, the Western red-bellied tiger beetle. In a voice both humorous and lyrical, Russell recounts her persistent and joyful tracking of an insect she calls "charismatic," "elegant," and "fierce." Patrolling the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico, collector's net in hand, she negotiates the realities of climate change even as she celebrates the beauty of a still-wild and rural landscape
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Sharman Apt
Dewey number
  • 508.092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.R827
LC item number
R87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russell, Sharman Apt
  • Russell, Sharman Apt
  • Naturalists
  • Women naturalists
  • Entomologists
  • Women entomologists
  • Women college teachers
  • Tiger beetles
Target audience
adult
Label
Diary of a citizen scientist : chasing tiger beetles and other new ways of engaging the world, Sharman Apt Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780870717529
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014023892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880566620
  • 1292604
  • (OCoLC)ocn880566620
  • (Pol)1292604
Label
Diary of a citizen scientist : chasing tiger beetles and other new ways of engaging the world, Sharman Apt Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780870717529
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014023892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880566620
  • 1292604
  • (OCoLC)ocn880566620
  • (Pol)1292604

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