I've Been Gone Far Too Long: Field Study Fiascoes and Expedition Disasters

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Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Wendy Logsdon, Nigel Barley
RDR Books, 1996 - Travel - 296 pages
Here are the stories of 30 research scientists who go off the deep ends of the earth. Travel with a young researcher in Dian Fossey's camp as she is handed a gun and told to go out and shoot a gorilla poacher. See how a scientist reacts when he discovers a poisonous bushmaster in his bidet. From bush pilots and endangered species to Land Rover nightmares, these hair-raising tales will keep you up past dawn. This book is a tribute to the courage of an intrepid band of researchers who have risked all to bring home the truth. Authors are contributing their royalties to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
 

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In this follow-up to I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of Great Writers (RDR Bks., 1994), 21 biologists and anthropologists provide true stories of their worst days and nights in the tropics ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
James Serpell
19
Monica Udvardy and Thomas Hakansson
31
Physical Dangers
43
Phyllis
55
Herbert H T Prins
65
Pieter van den Hombergh
77
Coping with Adversity
87
Cheney
151
Monique Borgerhoff Mulder
165
Kate Kopischke
181
Research Communities
197
Margaret Symington
211
John Symington
227
Ronald E Cole
235
Robin Dunbar
251

A Magdalena Hurtado
103
Little Criminals
117
Tim Caro
127
Clash of Cultures
141
David Bygott and Jeannette Hanby
263
Afterword
283
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