Taxonomy in the Popular Media

Hubert Turner turner at BIO.UVA.NL
Thu Jan 16 09:42:18 CST 1997

>Re knowing of Herb Wagner - even people involved with films may have
>interests beyond film-making itself - and friends with even wider interests.
>But it is nice to know that real experts are mentioned.
>And since some of the references are old, how about The Chrysalids, a novel
>by John someone.  I read it before taking a biology class but have
>frequently cited it to those interested in species concepts.  Sorry, cannot
>remember the author or the publisher - it was assigned to my sister's class
>for reading (eons ago) and I just happened to read it.  Or perhaps books are
>not popular media?
>Yours from the brink of decrepitude,
>Mary Barkworth
>Intermountain Herbarium
>Utah State University
>Logan, Utah 84322-5305
The author of The Chrysalids was John Wyndham. His work also includes 'The
Day of the Triffids' in which a species of carnivorous plants almost
manages to take over the earth. More info on Wyndham's work can be found

I believe his books are all still available from Penguin.

Hubert Turner

ISP/ZMA, Dept. Entomology, Plantage Middenlaan 64,
1018 DH  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +-31-20-5256245        Fax: +-31-20-5256528
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