• Bibliophilia: The Father of Modern Ecology

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    • Keywords


      Bibliophilia, G. Evelyn Hutchinson, modern ecology, Santa Rosalia, evolution, multidimensional niche model, competition.

    • Abstract


      In this new series, I will muse about books I love and reflect on the authors, the content, the style, the context in which the books were written, and what they mean for us today. My goal will be less to convey the book's subject matter and more to inspire my readers to read the book under discussion and books more generally and reflect on the process of reading and writing. Today most scientists live and run in the fast lane, writing large grant proposals and short papers with no time to read or write anything more than a few pages; we live in a world where short-term performance is rewarded and not sustained scholarship. Indeed, it has become fashionable to look down upon reading and writing books as old fashioned. My goal is to reverse this trend and put the mojo back into reading and writing books in science.

    • Author Affiliations


      Raghavendra Gadagkar1

      1. Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India.
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