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Beebe, Charles William

Born: 1877 AD
Died: 1962 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Explorer, Naturalists

American naturalist, explorer, and author

1877 – Born on the 29th of July in Brooklyn, New York.

1899-1852 – Became curator of ornithology for the New York Zoological Society.

1905-1918 – Wrote the book Two Bird-Lovers in Mexico (1905); The Bird (1906); The Log of the Sun (1906);

Our Search for a Wilderness (1910); Tropical Wild Life (1917); Jungle Peace (1918).

1919 – Director of the Department of Tropical Research.

1918-1922 – Wrote his magnificent A Monograph of the Pheasants.

1921-1928 – Edge of the Jungle (1921); Galápagos: World’s End (1924): Jungle Days (1925); The Arcturus Adventure (1926); Pheasants, Their Lives and Homes (1926); Pheasant Jungles (1927); Beneath Tropic Seas (1928).

1930 – He descended 183m (600 ft.) off Nonsuch Island in Bermuda.

1932 – Wrote Nonsuch: Land of Water (1932); Exploring with Beebe (1932); Field Book of the Shore Fishes of Bermuda (1933).

1934 – He made a record descent of 923m (3,028 ft.). Beebe made a total of 35 dives in the bathysphere.

1938 – Author of the book Zaca Venture (1938); Book of Bays (1947); High Jungle (1949); The Edge of the

Jungle (1950); Unseen Life of New York (1953); Half Mile Down (1951); and Adventuring with Beebe (1955).

1942 – Set up a camp for jungle studies at Caripito, Venezuela.

1950 – At the age of seventy three, he bought 228 acres (92 hectares) of land in the Arima Valley which he named "Simla".

         – The land became the New York Zoological Society’s Tropical Research Station in Trinidad.

1962 – He died on 4th of July.

"To be a Naturalist is better than to be a King."