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Jim Fowler
April 9, 1932 -
Nationality: American
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: American Scientist

Along 4 Mile Run, there was a nice woods down in front of the house. I used to run around there.


I was amazed at the house that I grew up in; it looks practically identical to the way it was, but I couldn't recognize it because of the size of the trees.


Then a neighbor, Mr Smith, had a dairy cow and an couple bulls. He showed me how to bluff a bull.


I had travelled pretty widely around the world even before then, so I knew where to go to film wildlife.


I remember very much there in Falls Church there was a creek that was flowing down into 4 Mile Run. I believe it's now covered up where it goes under Columbia Street. I found a whole family of weasels down there.


Marlon was more of a formal zoo director type.


According to Johnny Carson, I was the guy who Marlon sent out to do all the dirty work.


The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.


We moved over to Silver Spring, actually near University Park.


My father was a soil scientist with the Geological Survey.


My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants.


The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry.


How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security.


We used to play baseball back in that field and keep an eye out for the bulls.


Somali is turning into a desert. Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato, it's so crowded.


Johnny Carson started the jokes about me and Marlin in his monologues.


But I'll tell you what, there was a lot of farmland between Falls Church and Washington.


The Zambesi is a big river; there's no crocodiles on 4 Mile Run.


There's no country in the world that's more devastated from natural resources than Afghanistan.


Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.


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