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Sort order. Jan 27, Lorraine rated it really liked it. Interesting observations about the "wild west" by a native of India raised in Calcutta. So he definitely was in the minority in customs, attitudes, and culture.
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Having lived in the area, I found his stories fascinating - a whole different view of SE Idaho. Worth the read, especially to someone familiar with the landmarks he mentions - Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Sho-Ban Indian Festivals, Mormon cult Interesting observations about the "wild west" by a native of India raised in Calcutta.
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He intersperses his recollections of his childhood and contrasts Eastern and Western lifestyles. Dec 07, Gable Roth rated it it was ok Shelves: 2-non-fiction. I would have to say it was closer to 2. I really wanted to like this book, and there were many aspects of the book that I really did like, but overall it was kind of a downer.
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It was neat reading about my hometown through the eyes of an outsider. He had a lot of interesting insights. Oct 10, David rated it really liked it. This is a short memoir about India and Idaho. I enjoy basketball as well as camping. I am concerned about global warming and its effect on life on our planet. I have a Ph. I use stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, and study gas flows in rivers and soils, and measure vertical profiles of tropical forests.
Luckily, I grew up seeing the biggest Amazon and one of the most beautiful Tapajos rivers in the world, meeting in front of my city. However, just the pleasure of seeing the rivers was not enough. I wanted to understand their behavior and functioning. So, after finishing my PhD, I decided to focus my research on water.
Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink Growing up, we used to spend some of our summer vacations on tributaries of the Danube, folding boats using newspapers and damming the flow with pebbles and boulders.
It took me some time to appreciate how important rivers are to understanding the chemistry of seawater. Now, river research is at the core of my research program at WHOI. Organizing river expeditions like this one is the best way I can imagine to learn about rivers, coordinate river research, and spend time with friends surrounded by beautiful landscapes, fauna and flora. Enjoying good food, drinks and discussions adds to the fun. We are both retired, but seem to be busier than ever.
Prior to retirement, Rick was with an investment management firm in Glenville, CT. We are both excited to be able to participate in our first extended WHOI cruise. By training, I am a geochemist having graduated Ph. I am presently trying to develop a hydrogeochemical model to evaluate the proportion of glacial melt-water in the Ganges River.
We were married three years later, after my junior year at Mt. Holyoke College. I finished college at MIT and worked as a research assistant in auditory physiology at the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary for a few years before our three daughters were born. Most of my time has been spent on the family and volunteering, first with The Friends of the Mass General Cancer Center and more recently with a Brookline, MA where we live school program, mentoring students who live in public housing.
We enjoy sailing, tennis, traveling and bridge. I look forward to observing and participating in the science. Bill: I graduated from Yale University B. I am from academic and medical families.
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My parents met as graduate students at Yale in Because my father was a college professor, we were able to summer on Cape Cod in Chatham beginning in My academic medical career includes 51 years at the Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and, as an academic professor, has focused on developing new cancer treatments, mainly for patients with prostate and bladder cancer. Jensie and I have three daughters who, with their families, join us in Chatham for much of the summer.
We will bring a pack of cards or two with us on the trip in case any others would like to play bridge, which also is an interest of ours. My credentials currently are as a Nurse Practitioner in Massachusetts. My personal goal for CCRO is to show a correlation between humans and the consequences we impart to the environment via our rivers.
I hope to approach this similarly to the science in medicine where blood is drawn and analyzed to assess what is normal and what is not. The river is our patient, we are the vectors of harm as well as the hope for the cure. I am looking forward to this exciting trip as well as meeting and working with so many knowledgeable people studying the effects of climate change. Collecting these samples as a teenager shaped my current interest, which bridges climate science and indigenous peoples. For my masters I researched the resilience of arctic populations to climate change.
With a wide range of scientific background, he focuses on integrated research with great attention to waterscape management and river modeling, and tries to understand possible impacts of climate change on behaviours of the different river networks and changes of agriculture and aquaculture in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. He is presently participating in different national and international projects as either a project manager or a technical advisor. I was born and raised in Cambridge, MA, receiving both my undergraduate and law degree from Boston College.
My professional career spans over 30 years in the area of tax and real estate. I love to travel, both near and far. My love and respect for the ocean can be traced to a childhood of summers spent at the shore. Environmental Stewards, Indigenous Peoples Advocates, Oregon Health and Science University Mary and I believe that when contemporary science and indigenous knowledge are blended, a clearer measure of global environmental and water health emerges.
Beginning on the Yukon River, we now collaborate with various Indigenous groups residing within some of the most remote watersheds on the planet. Through our indigenous connections around the world, we are building a visual 3D database of cultural water knowledge and scientific water-quality data, while also bringing together these small populations who are often continents apart. We are honored to be National Geographic Explorers. Mary is a freelance photojournalist.