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Science  14 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5613, pp. 1665-1666
DOI: 10.1126/science.1080784

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Landscapes and Labscapes Exploring the Lab-Field Border in Biology. Robert E. Kohler. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2002. 342 pp. $58, £41. ISBN 0-226-45009-0. Paper, $22, £15.50. ISBN 0-226-45010-4.

Kohler explores how researchers developed studies in fields and forests that allowed them to go beyond the simplifications required in laboratory work-practices that contributed to the creation of the disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology.