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My Double Life: Memoirs of a Naturalist

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This is the charming memoir of one of the most remarkable women on the contemporary American scene. A trailblazer for her profession and her gender, Fran Hamerstrom is an internationally known wildlife biologist and author, honored many times over for work she is still vigorously pursuing in her late eighties. Born to wealth and privilege in 1907 Boston, young Fran Flint h ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published September 15th 1994 by University of Wisconsin Press
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Erin Eve
Jun 04, 2016 Erin Eve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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These are the astounding memoirs of Frances Hamerstrom, a pioneering conservationist before much of the techniques and terms we associate with conservation were even developed. In fact, she and her husband Frederick invented or discovered many of them. She was the only female graduate student of Aldo Leopold, who is featured in her memoirs, and a shining idol giving courage to any female biologists who want to walk that swampy and multiflora rose-thorned path. The first half of the book is fille ...more
Nick Goodman
This book was a good read, but it had a lot of overlap with some of her other books (mainly strictly for the chickens). If you have already read that book, be prepared to reread most of it in the second half of my double life.
Dec 11, 2008 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book - couldn't put it down! It was extremely enjoyable and a wonderful book to suggest to my middle school children to read about the beginning of environmental exploration.
Dec 03, 2008 Natalie rated it it was ok
Shelves: nature-writing
Read the first few essays of this and had to return it - a compilation of essays by an amazing woman. Her style is sort of witty in an old fashioned kind of way.
Auriel Fournier
I couldn't get past the first quarter of the book. the series of stories of a young girl and the things she did just didn't hold my interest.
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