"A captivating biography of one of the most influential ecologists of the twentieth century . . . An enjoyable book for both the professional interested in the history of modern ecology and the layperson interested in the impact Odum's vision of ecology has had on environmentalism."
"This book does not disappoint. . . . A lively, readable celebration of a fascinating, influential scientist, fortunate to live during a time of great change in science and politics . . . Captures the excitement involved in seeking a new way of making sense of nature, in the salt marshes off Georgia, or on the Eniwetok Atoll; as well as something of the passion with which a scientist sure of his facts engages in controversy."
"Craige has placed the life of the individual in the historical context of his times. In turn, she has subscribed to Odum's philosophy—in biographical form—that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. For any one looking for a very readable glimpse into the life of one of the founders of the popular environmental movement and a quality introduction to his work, Craige's book is just that."
—Environment and History
"Vividly portrays the influence of Odum's early family life, his introduction to the natural world, and his academic surroundings on his intellectual growth and creativity."
"An admirable story of the contributions of a remarkable individual . . . Clearly traces the changes in the field of ecology during Odum's sixty years of teaching and writing."
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