Diatoms: Wild Rides, Wildflowers

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Sam’s amazing microscopic photos of the plants that are his botanical specialty, 50 of them, will grace the 50 chapters of our book.

About Scott Abbott

I received my Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University in 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I directed the Program in Integrated Studies for its initial 13 years and was also Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy for three years. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (REPETITIONS and VAMPIRES & A REASONABLE DICTIONARY, published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade and in English with Punctum Books), a book with Sam Rushforth (WILD RIDES AND WILDFLOWERS, Torrey House Press), a "fraternal meditation" called IMMORTAL FOR QUITE SOME TIME (University of Utah Press), and translations of three books by Austrian author Peter Handke, of an exhibition catalogue called "The German Army and Genocide," and, with Dan Fairbanks, of Gregor Mendel's important paper on hybridity in peas. More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and dance/yoga studio manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as an ecologist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a parole officer, as a contractor, as a seasonal worker (Alaska and Park City, Utah), and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett, with whom I have written a cultural history of barbed wire -- THE PERFECT FENCE (Texas A&M University Press). Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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2 Responses to Diatoms: Wild Rides, Wildflowers

  1. flowerville says:

    those look really cool, actually, that is photography too. so small and important.
    all the best for your birthday, (was today if i remember correctly?) hope you get a ton of cake and presents and mates round and somesuch, so it should be.

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    • Scott Abbott says:

      Amazing what a good camera mounted on a really good microscope can do.
      Tomorrow is the birthday and I’m going to play “when i get older, losing my hair . . .” in honor of the 64th.
      amazing that you remember this!

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