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The Three-Minute Outdoorsman

The Three-Minute Outdoorsman


The Three-Minute Outdoorsman


A writer who humorously bridges the gap between esoteric information and nature as we have come to know it, Robert M. Zink distills the latest news from the wrold of science into three-minute bursts of irresistible lore for the layman. In these brief, engaging essays readers will discover how deer use the earth's magnetic field for orientation; a lost tradition of loon hunting in North Carolina; how porcupine quills are advancing new ideas about delivering vaccines; why deer antlers can model bone regeneration for amputees; and much more.


How do predator-prey cycles get started? Should we worry about black bear attacks in the woods? Zink has the answers--often to questions we didn't think to ask but wish we had. This is the outdoors at is mysterious best, as the experience of nature and the findings of science combine to educate our sense of wonder and tickle our fancy--to say nothing of our highly unscientific funny bone. 


Author: Robert M. Zink

Published by: University of Minnesota Press, 2017

Format: Paperback, 246 pages


SKU: 621
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