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Raymond Najjar - professor of oceanography, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth

Author: David Attenborough

Book Description:

I was all but oblivious to the natural world as a child, perhaps a result of growing up in a large city. Though I enjoyed math and the sciences, I was indifferent to biology — until I saw David Attenborough on this public television series. What a remarkable gift for revealing the beauty and wonder of nature. I give no small credit to him and Carl Sagan, another giant of science communication, for steering my career towards environmental science at a time when I was floundering around in college with a major that I was good at but had no passion for.


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