Field Notes on Science & Nature, edited by Michael Canfield: a book review

I fell in love with Field Notes on Science & Nature some time ago, when I saw the cover (and some other stunning pictures) in a Wired Science post.

The book is a series of partly autobiographical essays, concentrating on the art of scientific observation and note-taking, and profusely illustrated with real drawings and notebook pages. Contributors include:

This wonderful book has certainly inspired me to take better notes. And to keep my eyes more open, because there’s a lot we still don’t know about the plants and animals around us. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in doing or teaching science, and indeed to anyone interested in the natural world.

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Field Notes on Science & Nature, edited by Michael R. Canfield: 4 stars