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A Man Who Loved Insects

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 02:18 PM

Metallic green beetle Metallic green beetle (Caramosca/flickr)

Tom Eisner spent most of his life--from his early childhood in South America, to his award-winning work at Cornell--in the company of insects...studying every aspect of their lives. He died on Friday at age 81, a beloved author and nature photographer who taught countless scientists to love bugs. And he won us over too, with a conversation we featured in our episode Yellow Fluff and Other Curious Encounters.

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Francisca from Barcelona

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. I attended one of his talks and fell in love with his work and his own love for it.

Mar. 29 2011 10:05 AM
Reilly from Anchorage, AK

I have Tom Eisner's book "For Love of Insects." For those who like creepy crawlies it is a good read. Mr Eisner's passion for learning really shows through. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

Mar. 28 2011 10:31 PM

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