American women afield : writings by pioneering women naturalists / edited by Marcia Myers Bonta.Material type: TextSeries: Louise Lindsey Merrick natural environment series ; no. 20.Publication details: College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University, ©1995. Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (xvi, 248 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 058517394X; 9780585173948Subject(s): Natural history -- United States | Women naturalists -- United States -- Biography | Naturalists -- United States -- Biography | NATURE -- Essays | NATURE -- Reference | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism | Natural history | Naturalists | Women naturalists | United States | Biology | Health & Biological Sciences | Biology - GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Biographies. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: American women afield.DDC classification: 508.73 LOC classification: QH45.2 | .B66 1995ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-248).
Susan Fenimore Cooper: 1813-94 -- Graceanna Lewis: 1821-1912 -- Mary Treat: 1830-1923 -- Martha Maxwell: 1831-81 -- Annie Trumbull Slosson: 1838-1926 -- Katharine Dooris Sharp: 1846-1935 -- Althea Sherman: 1853-1943 -- Elizabeth Gifford Peckham: 1854-1940 -- Alice Eastwood: 1859-1953 -- Florence Merriam Bailey: 1863-1948 -- Anna Botsford Comstock: 1864-1930 -- Cordelia Stanwood: 1865-1958 -- Agnes Chase: 1869-1963 -- Ynes Mexia: 1870-1938 -- Mary Sophie Young: 1872-1919 -- Edith Clements: 1874-1971 -- Edith Patch: 1876-1954 -- Ann Haven Morgan: 1882-1966 -- Margaret Morse Nice: 1883-1974 -- Nellie Harris Rau: 188?-1972 -- Amelia Laskey: 1885-1973 -- Caroline Dormon: 1888-1971 -- E. Lucy Braun: 1889-1971 -- Ruth Harris Thomas: 1900-1973 -- Rachel Carson: 1907-1964.
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"Armed with hand lenses and opera glasses, traveling on foot, by buggy, or model T, they explored thousands of miles of deserts, forests, beaches, and jungles. They were pioneering women naturalists who observed, studied, and experimented, then returned to write up their findings. What resulted were exquisitely written and scientifically accurate accounts of their explorations into natural science - a field long dominated by men." "Marcia Myers Bonta has collected the most charming and sensitive writings of twenty-five women naturalists of the late nineteenth through early twentieth centuries and supplemented them with well-researched biographical profiles. From Susan Fenimore Cooper's early warnings about the profligate use of natural resources to Mary Treat's tenacious defense of her scientific discoveries, from Alice Eastwood's defiance of convention to Caroline Dormon's, Lucy Braun's, and Rachel Carson's impassioned pleas to save the earth, American Women Afield catalogs the determination and devotion of these early scientists and acknowledges their invaluable contributions to ornithology, entomology, botany, agrostology, and ecology." --Book Jacket.