Book review: Biologists in the Age of Totalitarianism: Personal Reminiscences of Ornithologists and Other Naturalists

Biologists in the Age of Totalitarianism: Personal Reminiscences of Ornithologists and Other Naturalists, written by Eugeniusz Nowak and edited and translated by Brian Hillcoat, has been reviewed in the latest issue of Ardea by Rob G. Bijlsma. The review is available here (email registration is required to read the full review), and an indicative excerpt is available below:

“”Altogether 43 life historiesare described in detail, some in great detail (likeErwin Stresemann, Nikolai Timoféeff-Ressovsky and Hans Stubbe). The index of persons exceeds 200 names. It is a worthy tribute to the people who contributed, under great personal strife, to science in an era steeped in paranoia and bloodshed. A great many portraits and documents, all of them fittingly in black-and-white, illustrate the book. The translation by Brian Hillcoat, Leela Sashidharan and Mike Smart is meticulous.”

The book is available to purchase now by clicking here.

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