This book is a compilation of forty articles that over the last four years biologist and science writer Adrian Burton prepared for the prestigious journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, published by the Ecological Society of America. While crafting articles of eminently high-end popular science, Burton writes from a very personal perspective. Nostalgia for a childhood long gone is accompanied by criticism of what our sopoorly named species, Homo sapiens, is doing to our planet. Manuel Peinado Lorca, who combines his passion for literature with scientific research and university teaching, has here found that difficult balance that obliges a translator to seek common ground between the culture of the original author and that of his would-be readers.
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Life Lines. Señales de Vida
Adrian Burton. Translated by Manuel Peinado Lorca
Adrian Burton is a biologist, science writer and editor who, at the age of 27, came from his native England to live in Spain. He regularly contributes as a feature writer to several of the world’s leading medical and scientific journals, and has been writing for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, in which the articles in this book first appeared, since its launch in 2003. He spends his free time trying to be a better fly fisherman, getting close to wildlife, and dreaming about his next trip to Africa.
Manuel Peinado Lorca (Granada, 1953). Doctor in Biological Sciences, is Director of the Chair on Environment and Researcher at Instituto Franklin-UAH. He has published a dozen books and hundreds of articles related to his field, the Plant Ecology. And he is a regular newspaper columnist.