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The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores
The Windward Road, published in 1956, made history. When Archie Carr began to rove the Caribbean to write about sea turtles, he saw that their numbers were dwindling. Out of this appeal to save them grew the first ventures in international sea turtle conservation and the establishment of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation.
In addition to sea turtle biology, Carr rec ...more
Paperback, 277 pages
Published March 1st 1980 by University Press of Florida
(first published March 28th 1979)
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Archie Carr ecologist, conservationist and gifted author, wrote the delightful “The Windward Road” published in 1955. The author tells his story of exploring many remote areas of the Caribbean, with great passion and humor. His fascination and respect for sea turtles led him to extensively study their migration and habitats. Dr Carr is considered the father of sea turtle research and conservation. His field work and protection efforts spanning 30 years saved the green sea turtle from extinction. ...more
Taking you back to an unfamiliar world and and set in another time period, Archie Carr expertly narrates his travels throughout the Caribbean seas. From patiently watching the lively Petes (sloths) and strolling the turtle beaches of Costa Rica, Carr permits the reader to see the world through his trained naturalist eyes. Covering stories from one journey and expedition to another on various islands and coasts, his quest for filling in the gaps of scientific knowledge are made known to through c ...more
While in undergrad in Zoology at UF I never had a class with Archie Carr, however we did study him in English Lit. That's how well he wrote. Been many years since I read the last book of his. This brought back many memories. He was an exceptional man both in the wild in academia.
Great travelogue. Story of sea turtle conservation from pioneer in this field. Great way to voyage to the tropics, especially central america, without leaving a couch. Excellent writing - kinda in the line of Aldo Leopold writing - strong spark of naturalist/nature throughout.
Dr. Archie Fairly Carr, Jr. was a Professor of Zoology at the University of Florida, a herpetologist, ecologist and a pioneering conservationist. In 1987 he was awarded the Eminent Ecologist Award by the Ecological Society of America. He made extraordinary contribution to sea turtle conservation by way of bringing attention to the world's declining turtle populations due to over-exploitation and l ...more