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Wallace, David Rains 1945-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 14,713 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH105.C2, 599.138
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Most widely held works about David Rains Wallace
 
Most widely held works by David Rains Wallace
Beasts of Eden : walking whales, dawn horses, and other enigmas of mammal evolution by David Rains Wallace( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Life in the balance : companion to the Audubon television specials by David Rains Wallace( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents ten ecosystems -- skies, forests, grasslands, mountains, deserts, polar regions, rivers, wetlands, oceans, islands -- their wildlife, their environmental problems, and the efforts to preserve them
The bonehunters' revenge : dinosaurs, greed, and the greatest scientific feud of the gilded age by David Rains Wallace( Book )

8 editions published between 1942 and 2001 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Drinker Cope was a Philadelphia Quaker from a wealthy family, an old-fashioned naturalist in the Jeffersonian tradition. Othniel Charles Marsh, a farm boy who had risen to a Yale professorship, was the model of a modern scientific entrepreneur. Opposites in personality and background as well as in political orientation and scientific beliefs, they fought over fossils as bitterly as other men fought over gold. With Indian wars swirling around them, they conducted their own personal warfare, staking out territories, employing scouts, troops, and spies. When James Gordon Bennett, the sociopathic publisher of the New York Herald, got wind of their feud, he stirred up an inferno that destroyed the lives of both men and scarred the reputations of many others, including John Wesley Powell, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey. In the aftermath, Powell's environmentally progressive ideas for limiting settlement of the West lost out to his opponents' laissez-faire boosterism, and the repercussions of the Bone War linger in many of the conflicts that rend the country today."--Jacket
The Klamath knot : explorations of myth and evolution by David Rains Wallace( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neptune's ark : from ichthyosaurs to orcas by David Rains Wallace( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning five hundred million years of evolution, a study of marine life along the Pacific coast of North America captures the remarkable diversity of creatures, past and present, that have made the habitat their home, from ancient giant sea cows and flightless toothed birds, to modern-day orcas and sea otters
The monkey's bridge : mysteries of evolution in Central America by David Rains Wallace( Book )

11 editions published between 1887 and 2007 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Central America's role as an evolutionary link between continents
Drylands : the deserts of North America by Philip Hyde( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts in words, photographs, and drawings the many faces of the deserts of North America
Nature travel( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides brief information on seventy national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges throughout North America, including advice on trip planning, wildlife to watch for, and activities at each destination
The turquoise dragon : a mystery by David Rains Wallace( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mystery novel set in the Siskiyou Mountains, revolving around the secret location of the breeding ground of one of the world's rarest salamanders (the turquoise dragon), a murdered biologist, a former marijuana grower, and a beautiful female herpetologist
Yellowstone : a natural and human history : Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming by David Rains Wallace( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammoth Cave : Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky by David Rains Wallace( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Quetzal and the Macaw : the story of Costa Rica's national parks by David Rains Wallace( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costa Rica lost almost half its forest cover from 1950 to 1990, much of it burned to clear pasture for cattle. In the last two decades, however, millions of acres of Costa Rican forests have been saved by a national park system that now ranks as one of the most effective in the world. This achievement holds valuable lessons for conservationists everywhere. In The Quetzal and the Macaw, acclaimed naturalist and award-winning author David Rains Wallace traces the growth of Costa Rica's park system from uncertain beginnings (early park employees weren't even sure what national parks were) to the present, when the park system shelters about ten percent of the nation's land--forests, mountains, beaches, wetlands, and other ecosystems--from destruction or commercial exploitation. Wallace details the unbelievable diversity of life in this rich land: pumas, ocelots, peccaries, howler monkeys--and the scarlet macaws and resplendent quetzals, the birds symbolizing two of Costa Rica's earliest parks. The park system became the nucleus of a socio-political network that has successfully battled loggers, miners, ranchers, and government development agencies. Enlivened throughout by the voices of people actually involved in establishing and managing the parks and preserves, Wallace's narrative is by turns suspenseful, humorous, and inspiring. Here are the stories of well-known and lesser-known figures (both native and foreign-born) who have played important roles, such as Olof Wessberg, a Swede who emigrated in the 1950s and labored to preserve rainforests; Daniel Oduber, President of Costa Rica from 1974-1978; Mario Boza, who became the chief of Costa Rica's fledgling national park service at the age of 27; and Alvaro Ugalde, Park Service director for most of the past two decades. What emerges is a vivid portrait of natural beauty and human commitment that reveals why Costa Rica has become a model for all developing Latin American countries in balancing political enlightenment with environmental concerns. Costa Rica is "biologically a superpower" because of its conservation achievements, said the Costa Rican minister of natural resources in 1989. David Wallace agrees. "If history continues," he says, "power will reside with societies that have conserved their resources, not with those that have spent them. ... The growth of parks systems will be a more important part of?history? than wars."
The dark range : a naturalist's night notebook by David Rains Wallace( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulow Hammock : mind in a forest by David Rains Wallace( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the author's fascination with the wild beauty of Bulow Hammock, a subtropical woodland near Daytona, Florida
The wilder shore by Morley Baer( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vermilion parrot : a novel by David Rains Wallace( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untamed garden and other personal essays by David Rains Wallace( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idle weeds : the life of a sandstone ridge by David Rains Wallace( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuckwalla land : the riddle of California's desert by David Rains Wallace( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from his frequent forays to Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon, Kelso Dunes, and other locales, the author illuminates the desert's intriguing flora and fauna as he explores a controversial, unresolved scientific debate about the origin and evolution of its unusual ecosystems. Eminent scientists and scholars appear throughout these pages, including maverick paleobiologist Daniel Axelrod, botanist Ledyard Stebbins, and naturalists Edmund Jaeger and Joseph Wood Krutch. Weaving together ecology, geology, natural history, and mythology in his characteristically eloquent voice, the author reveals that there is more to this starkly beautiful landscape than meets the eye
Mountains and marshes : exploring the Bay area's natural history by David Rains Wallace( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Beasts of Eden : walking whales, dawn horses, and other enigmas of mammal evolution
Alternative Names
David Rains Wallace American writer

Rains, David Wallace

Wallace, D. R. 1945-

Wallace, David R.

Wallace, David R. 1945-

ウォレス, デイヴィッド・R

Languages
English (109)

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The bonehunters' revenge : dinosaurs, greed, and the greatest scientific feud of the gilded ageThe Klamath knot : explorations of myth and evolutionNeptune's ark : from ichthyosaurs to orcasThe monkey's bridge : mysteries of evolution in Central AmericaNature travelYellowstone : a natural and human history : Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and WyomingThe Quetzal and the Macaw : the story of Costa Rica's national parksChuckwalla land : the riddle of California's desert