Bruce M. Beehler is senior research scientist in the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science at Conservation International. He is an internationally known ornithologist and leader of natural history expeditions, and his books include The Birds of Paradise, Birds of New Guinea, and A Naturalist in New Guinea.
"This is a marvelous account of rain forest field biology and
conservation. It captures the life of modern day conservation field
biologists unlike any other book I know of."-Thomas E. Lovejoy, The
Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment -- Thomas
"I was riveted by this book. What E.O. Wilson conveys for the insect world, Bruce Beehler accomplishes for rainforest birds."-Meg Lowman, author of Life in the Treetops and It's a Jungle Up There -- Meg Lowman
"[Beehler's] memoir vividly describes the forests and wildlife that are his passion while offering an unromantic view of how 'environmental carpetbaggers' like himself work-warts and all."-Margaret Pizer, Conservation Magazine -- Margaret Pizer * Conservation Magazine *