Oliver Rackham

“It was hard to penetrate any room in his house because of the piles of books and specimens.”

That’s the kind of obituary I’d like – Oliver Rackham was a true scholar; ecologist, biologist, archaeologist – and with the authorial skill to put across the wonderful synthesis of ideas he came up with.

I never met the man, but I own many of his books, and I’m sad he’s not around to write more.

Oliver Rackham; thank you; rest in peace.



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2 responses to “Oliver Rackham

  1. I’d also like a line like that in my obituary. 🙂

    I had never heard of Rackham before, but went to Wikipedia to read up on him. Sounds like an interesting scholar, whose works I might enjoy reading. Thank you for bringing him to my attention.


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