Forced to Choose
Paleontologist whose books include On Methuselah's Trail,
The Call of Distant Mammoths and, most recently (with Donald
Brownlee), Rare Earth
As a boy I was just knocked out by the Roy Chapman Andrews books
about dinosaurs and the Gobi Desert, and as a teenager the greatest
influence was Loren Eisley. I was also very moved by the travel
books of Richard Halliburton and saw how travel writing and science
writing were often the same genre.
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