Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa

Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa For Two Years, Thomas Bass Journeyed Across Africa, From Timbuktu To The Zambezi River, Seeking Out Scientists And Joining Them On Their Expeditions Camping With The Prince Is An Incisive And Entertaining Record Of Bass Travels That Reveals A Land Unknown To Most Westerners Not A Dark Continent But One With Bright Promise. This book combines many of my favorite topics, and in a digestible essay format. This book sat on my shelf for 29 years I had originally bought it because the scientists I worked for at NASA were all reading it at the time Being a student, I didn t have time to read it, when it was new.It is hard to categorize this book It is basically an account of field science by a hanger on It is sort of journalistic, but it is also a political screed about the evils of colonialism It is informative for scientists who will be going into the field for the first time It shows the cha This book sat on my shelf for 29 years I had originally bought it because the scientists I worked for at NASA were all reading it at the time Being a student, I didn t have time to read it, when it was new.It is hard to categorize this book It is basically an account of field science by a hang
Bass visited with various scientific projects in Africa His accounts can be engaging but organization of information can be confusing The last two essays o searching for early human remains in central Africa and a search for new viruses on the Niger were the most interesting Designed for a general audience, the bibliography is just a selection of sources at the end with no indication of ho
Thomas Bass travels through Africa, visiting and sometimes assisting various scientists and laboratories while he is there The scientific programs he visits include studying how the desert is advancing, learning about evolution through studying fish mating patterns, the sociology and possible preventative measures for famine,
Completely engrossing and fascinating adventure combining science, history, politics, sociology, geography, agriculture and other fields What I love about this book is that I felt like I was along for the ride experiencing what the author experienced He downplayed his own role as participant of an adventure and instead allowed the reader to observe and experience the marvels he witnessed and the things he learned My takeaway We owe a lot to Africa, her people, her scientists, and their scien Completely engrossing and fascinating adventure combining science, history, politics, sociology, geography, agriculture and other fields What I love about this book is that I felt like I wa
Gripping, funny and miraculous tales of science in Africa over the course of seven expeditions there The book presents African scientists and in a charming way gets you to think about the intricacies and complexities of the continent. There are a lot of good things going on in Africa that never get publicized This book spotlights some of them.

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  • Paperback
  • Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa
  • Thomas A. Bass
  • English
  • 23 October 2017
  • 1559212063