Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa

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Houghton Mifflin, 1990 - Nature - 304 pages
The author writes about seven scientific expeditions he accompanied over a period of two years, from 1985 to 1987. The expeditions ranged frojm Timbuktu to the Zambezi River and cover such topics as paleoanthology, evolutionary biology, economics, ecology, medicine, insect physiology and tropical agriculture.

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really admired this book; led me on to other Thomas Bass books; brilliant exposition of science in Africa--genius, tribulation, determination; the best of science journalism Read full review

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From 1985 to 1987, Bass explored sub-Saharan Africa by observing and assisting African and Western scientists involved in research ranging from paleontology to tropical viruses, famine economics, and ... Read full review

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Thomas A. Bass is the author of "The Eudaemonic Pie" & several other books. He writes for "Wired," "The New Yorker," & many other magazines. He lives in Clinton, New York.

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