It's a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetops

It s a Jungle Up There More Tales from the Treetops Drawn to the mysteries of tropical rain forests and fascinated by life in the treetops Meg Lowman has pursued a life of scientific exploration while raising her two sons Edward and James Burgess Thi

  • Title: It's a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetops
  • Author: Margaret Lowman Edward Burgess James Burgess Ghillean T. Prance
  • ISBN: 9780300108637
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Drawn to the mysteries of tropical rain forests and fascinated by life in the treetops, Meg Lowman has pursued a life of scientific exploration while raising her two sons, Edward and James Burgess This book recounts their family adventures in remote parts of the world Samoa, West Africa, Peru, Panama, India, Biosphere 2, and others , from the perspectives of both kids anDrawn to the mysteries of tropical rain forests and fascinated by life in the treetops, Meg Lowman has pursued a life of scientific exploration while raising her two sons, Edward and James Burgess This book recounts their family adventures in remote parts of the world Samoa, West Africa, Peru, Panama, India, Biosphere 2, and others , from the perspectives of both kids and parent Together they explore tropical rain forests, encounter anacondas and piranhas, eat crickets as hors d oeuvres, discover new species, and nurture a family ethic for conservation.The chapters of the book focus on field biology questions, the canopy access methods developed to answer the questions, and conservation or education components of each expedition Lowman enumerates the challenges and joys of juggling parenthood and career, and the children reflect on how their mom s work has affected their lives A rollicking, inspiring book, It s a Jungle Up There is an upbeat portrayal of how a parent s career can imprint children, and how children in turn can influence the success and trajectory of their parent s career.

    One thought on “It's a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetops”

    1. While there are things about the book I don't care for - dry writing style, lots of side stories about her kids that I didn't think added anything. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book - great hearing about her work, adventures, luring new minds into the study of the natural world. I love the canopy walkways I've visited (walking through the treetops, taking the time to stop and enjoy the treetops) and so reading about how she has contributed to the creation of these left me in great appreciation [...]

    2. This book was interesting, but a little disappointing because it wasn't very eloquent or maybe eloquent isn't the word I was looking for. It just wasn't as good as The Wild Trees. It was great to read about the challenges to being a mother and a canopy research scientist. It's really the kind of life that I want to lead and I'm working on making that happen.

    3. It is am amazing story about a female scientist journeying through her career experience along with her sons. Her work takes the author all over the world, working with the canopy.

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