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Dobbs, David 1958-

Overview
Works: 4 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,926 library holdings
Genres: History  Literature 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by David Dobbs
Reef madness : Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the meaning of coral by David Dobbs( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines, from a number of perspectives, a period of change in the nature of scientific thought, as represented in the 19th century debate over the formation of coral atolls and reefs between Charles Darwin and Alexander Agassiz, the son of Darwin's great opponent Louis Agassiz. Though the son opposed his father in siding with Darwin's theory of evolution, he made it his life's work to disprove Darwin's theory on coral; while ultimately shown to be incorrect, Agassiz's work laid the foundations of modern oceanography
The northern forest by David Dobbs( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Gulf : fishermen, scientists, and the struggle to revive the world's greatest fishery by David Dobbs( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Great Gulf, David Dobbs takes us on a series of voyages over the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, depicting the challenges facing John Galbraith, Linda Despres, and Jay Burnett, dedicated scientists with the National Marine Fisheries Service working to determine how many fish there really are, and Dave Goethel, a fisherman with 20 years' experience who struggles to maintain his livelihood amid increasing regulation." "For anyone who has read Cod or The Perfect Storm, this book offers the next chapter of the story - how today's fishermen and fisheries scientists are grappling with the collapse of this fishery and trying to chart, amid uncertain waters, a course toward its restoration."--Jacket
The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
 
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Reef madness : Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the meaning of coral
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The northern forestThe great Gulf : fishermen, scientists, and the struggle to revive the world's greatest fishery
Alternative Names
David Dobbs scrittore (1958-)

Languages
English (22)