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My Double Life: Memoirs of a Naturalist
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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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