I’m no scientist, but this looks like an extraordinary book with a very broad appeal.
“Why are scientists’ field notebooks so valuable? And do notes really matter anymore, with global positioning systems, laptops and digital cameras available to document information traditionally recorded through sketches and barely legible scrawl? In “Field Notes on Science and Nature,” edited by Michael R. Canfield, more than a dozen biologists, anthropologists, geologists and illustrators explore these questions as they open up and dissect their journals, and a few of their forebears as well.”
(via Book Review: Field Notes on Science and Nature – WSJ.com)