This biography follows his exciting career from his boyhood in Lake Forest, Illinois, through his college days at Cornell, his participation in geological expeditions, his first job as a herpetologist at the American Museum of Natural History, and his later expeditions which took him all over the world.
As you trace the path of Schmidt’s career, you can follow his footsteps with a series of fun projects including: Finding Reptiles and Amphibians and Assembling a Scrap Book of Herpetological Pets. All the equipment you need is inexpensive or easily made. With patience and persistence you can find reptiles and amphibians wherever you happen to live.
|Publisher:||M. Evans & Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Matthew Kalmenoff was an artist on the staff of the American Museum of Natural History for twenty years, and has illustrated many books.
Table of Contents
1 Karl's Formative Years 7
2 Six Years on a Wilderness Farm 17
3 A Decision in the Swamps 35
4 A Coming of Age in Herpetology 50
5 A Developing Career 67
6 The Great Voyage 79
7 Karl P. Schmidt, Naturalist-Author 93
Nature Projects You Can Do 102