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“Nature’s inexorable imperative”*…


They don’t always do what they’re supposed to do.
Especially in the rainy season.

Evopropinquitous– “things I learned as a Field Biologist”

Three highly unexpected words you must keep in mind when tromping through the Amazon:
Look down before you step into running water.
Wear rubber boots.

More hard-earned education at Evopropinquitous.

* “Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature’s inexorable imperative”  – H.G. Wells


As we recheck our rucksacks, we might send adventurous birthday greetings to Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor; he was born on this date in 1875.  Grosvenor was recruited in 1899 to a small scholarly journal published by the National Geographic Society.  (His benefactor was a friend of his father’s, Alexander Graham Bell, then the president of the Society (and soon, Grosvenor’s father-in-law.)   Grosvenor became the journal’s first full-time editor, and began to build it, developing its extraordinary photographic service and map department. Revenue from growing circulation supported expeditions– which supplied more remarkable photos and maps… Membership grew from 900 in 1899 to more than 2 million at the time of his retirement (by then, as President of the Society) in 1955.




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October 28, 2012 at 1:01 am

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