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Keith County journal
Janovy, John, Jr., 1937-
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Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [1978]

Physical Description:
xi, 210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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To learn from nature, not about nature, was the imperative that took John Janovy Jr. and his students into the sandhills, marshes, grasslands, canyons, lakes, and streams of Keith County in western Nebraska. The biologist explores the web of interrelationships among land, animals, and human beings. Even termites, snails, and barn swallows earn respect and assume significance in the overall scheme of things. Janovy, reminiscent of Henry David Thoreau in his acute powers of observation and search for wisdom, has written a new foreword for this Bison Books edition. &

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Three books by biologist Janovy offer intimate looks at the natural world and the web of relationships among living things. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

This trio was first published in 1982, 1979, and 1986, respectively. Keith County (LJ 1/15/79) and its Back in sequel (LJ 3/1/82) both cover the author's observations on plant and animal life in the fields and marshes of Keith County, NE. In Becoming a Biologist (LJ 2/15/86), Janovy's emphasis is not on the purely scientific side of the work but on the role and responsibility of the biologist. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.