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Author Norment, Christopher.

Title Return to Warden's Grove : science, desire, and the lives of sparrows / Christopher Norment
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 215 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Sightline books
Sightline books.
Contents North -- Settling in -- In a country without maps -- The names of things -- Lines upon a graph -- Killing things -- The broken compass -- South -- In the far country
Summary Based on three seasons of field research in the Canadian Arctic, Christopher Norment's exquisitely crafted meditation on science and nature, wildness and civilization, is marked by bottomless prose, reflection on timeless questions, and keen observations of the world and our place in it. In an era increasingly marked by cutting-edge research at the cellular and molecular level, what is the role for scientists of sympathetic observation? What can patient waiting tell us about ourselves and our place in the world?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-215)
Notes Print version record
Subject Harris's sparrow -- Northwest Territories.
Natural history -- Research -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1587297493 (electronic bk.)
9781587297496 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)