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The Man who Saved Sea Turtles- Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology is the first scientific biography of Archie Carr (1909-1987), the leading authority on the ecology and conservation of sea turtles for most of his distinguished career. Carrs study of turtles and herpetologyspanned five decades, and his work reflected major shifts in the study of ecology and evolution across that period. Carrs story provides a unique window into the development of biology in the twentieth century. He was a gifted nature writer, and his stories about the natural history of sea turtlesand their habitats in Florida, the Caribbean, and Africa entertained and educated a wide audience. As an indefatigable champion for his chosen species, Carr was responsible for the international conservation of sea turtles through his efforts with the Caribbean Conservation Corporation. Thus, withArchie Carr as the primary focus, The Man who Saved Sea Turtles explores the evolution of naturalist tradition, biology, and conservation during the twentieth century.