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Born: 1937

Hometown: Ithaca, NY

Education: B.A. with honors in Music

Occupation: Acoustic biologist

Expeditions: Argentina, Revillagigedos Islands, Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic

Favorite Place to Be: Quietly deep in nature 

Best Discoveries: The infrasonic communication of elephants and the changing songs of humpback whales

Favorite Items in the Field: Binoculars and a jug of water 

Personal Heroes: Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, and Jane Goodall, primatologist

Hobbies: Hiking, painting, singing 

Website: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/elephant/about/about.html

Advice: “The means may be likened to a seed, and the end to a tree; and there is just the same inviolable connection between the means and the end as there is between the seed and the tree.” 

 

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