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Called by the Wild: The Autobiography of a Conservationist

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A pioneer in international conservation and wildlife ecology, Raymond Dasmann published his first book, the influential text Environmental Conservation, when the term "environment" was little known and "conservation" to most people simply meant keeping or storing. This delightful memoir tells the story of an unpretentious man who helped create and shape today's environment ...more
Hardcover, 269 pages
Published April 16th 2002 by University of California Press
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In this autobiography, Ray Dasmann comes across much as I remember him, an intelligent man with an incredible amount of field biology experience, humble, quietly humorous, and a little quirky. Someone who collaborates well with others and is not afraid to speak his mind.This is the story of one of the world’s first conservation biologists doing research on ecosystems throughout the world and being employed by the world’s most respected conservation groups, as well as a love story of a family man ...more
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Raymond Frederic Dasmann (born 1919), whose research and writings about threats to the natural world helped mold the modern environmental movement, was a UC Berkeley-trained field biologist who began talking about the need for environmental conservation in the late 1950s, almost two decades before the concept took hold in the American mainstream.

Although not a household name like Rachel Carson or
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