William Sargent

William Sargent


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William (Bill) Sargent is a relative of the painter John Singer Sargent and a son of a former governor of Massachusetts. He was primed early for a career in politics, but since boyhood he was far more interested in science than in traditional forms of public service. Nonetheless, at Harvard University he declared himself a government major - a plan that gave way the day he had lunch at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, where huge plaster casts of dinosaur tracks and the smell of formaldehyde triggered in the freshman his inborn love of nature. Sargent immediately switched from government to biology.

Sargent is currently a consultant for the NOVA Science Series and has written eight books about science and the environment, including T
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Average rating: 3.83 · 103 ratings · 23 reviews · 21 distinct works
Crab Wars: A Tale of Horses...

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The House on Ipswich Marsh:...

3.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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The Year of the Crab: Marin...

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Beach Wars: 10,000 Years on...

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012
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Storm Surge

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Islands in the Storm

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A Year In The Notch: Explor...

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Just Seconds from the Ocean...

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Night Reef: Dusk to Dawn on...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Shallow Waters: A Year on C...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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