Tales of Discovery in an East African Rainforest is a beautiful and lavishly illustrated book containing 23 personal stories about Africa’s hidden rainforests – the Udzungwa Mountains and the other Eastern Arc Mountains in East Africa, a lush area teeming with extraordinary wildlife, in a mountain range surrounded by vast, dry savannah. From ancient bird species to newly discovered primates and other mammals, the Udzungwa Mountains are among the most important rainforests in Africa. UDZUNGWA will immerse you in a lush and etraordinary landscape, surround you with amazing creatures and put the Udzungwa Mountains on the global conservation map. The book is written by 23 different writers. Hanne Strager was director of production.
Three good books with knowledge and depth.
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Stories of discovery, exploration and the wonders of nature from all continents lead the reader into worlds of sea monsters and stranded whales, stones falling from the sky and prehistoric animals emerging from the ground. Hanne Strager tells of ancient human skulls found in Brazilian caves, traces the travels of a Dodo skull and the sad story of the very last pair of great auks in this world; and about a unique gift from Darwin that was first lost and forgotten but recently rediscovered. The stories of natural history, science and discovery are woven together in a fascinating tale of how we use objects in nature to interprete and understand the world we live in.
A MODEST GENIUS
Charles Darwin’s work is well known to the public, but not well understood. Books on the theory of evolution tend to be dry, complicated affairs and to assume a scientific audience. In A Modest Genius biologist and science writer Hanne Strager offers an accessible and lively account of Darwin’ s life and his discoveries and introduces the reader to the science of evolution – what it is, how it works, and its implications for modern science and our daily lives. The narrative interweaves modern discoveries and cutting-edge science together with the story of how Darwin worked out the theory of evolution.
About the author
Hailing from Denmark, Hanne Strager is a biologist and science writer. After graduating from the Aarhus University, Denmark, she studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a Fulbright Scholar.
Strager cofounded a whale center in northern Norway and remains involved in cetacean research and conservation. She has served as the director of exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and has twenty years’ experience making science and natural history accessible to the general public. She has been awarded the Copenhagen University Natural Sciences Faculty’s prize for science communication.
Hanne Strager is also a member of SeaLegacy’s braintrust. Sealegacy is an international organization founded by Paul Nicklen and Christina Mittermeier. SeaLegacy is committed to the conservation of the sea and marine life and works to create awareness of climate change and the plight of our oceans http://www.sealegacy.org/ .
In addition to A Modest Genius, Strager is the author of Precious Things, a book revealing the many treasures within the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
As Director of Exhibitions and Public Engagement at The Natural History Museum of Denmark Hanne Strager has curated and produced a wide range af exhibitions and galleries.
PROJECTS AND RESEARCH
Hanne Strager is a member of the Steering Committee for ”The Whale”, an ambitious project that plans to establish a new attraction in Andenes, Norway. The projects combines arts and science and aims to establish a new facility, where visitors can explore the wonders of whales through evocative and innovative exhibitions and galleries.
Hanne is also involved in research on population structure, movements and migration of killer whales in Norway. Killer whales are found year round in Norway, but are most common in winter time, when they follow migrating herring close to the shore.
Please contact Hanne Strager here.