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"With Diary of a Citizen Scientist, her most personal book yet, Russell ranges from thoughtful examination to luminous revelation that reads like William Wordsworth or Annie Dillard, the soul shivering with ecstasy ... Diary of a Citizen Scientist is both a journey that transforms Russell and her understanding of herself and the planet she loves, and a clarion call to join a movement."

Susan J. Tweit, Story Circle Book Reviews (www.storycirclebookreviews.org)

 

"The participation of lay people in scientific projects is a laudable thing, with many diffuse benefits over and above the results they create or help to be born. Sharman Russell, a teacher and writer, gives an account . . . of her personal involvement with a study of tiger beetles in the southwestern part of the United States. She also presents a wider and enthusiastically supportive portrait of the phenomenon of 'citizen science.' There are numerous ideas and links for anyone contemplating such involvement, and it is hoped this book will not be ready only by the already converted."

-- Conservation Biology

 

"Russell has always been a thoughtful writer, able to examine issues . . . with balance and clarity. With Diary of a Citizen Scientist, her most personal book yet, Russell ranges from thoughtful examination to luminous revelation. Diary of a Citizen Scientist is both a journey that transforms Russell and her understanding of herself and the planet she loves, and a clarion call to join a movement . . . Sign me up."

-- Susan J. Tweit, Story Circle Book Reviews


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