Roger Swain

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Roger Bartlett Swain (born 5 February 1949) is an American botanist, television personality, science writer and journalist.


Field Days: Journal of an Itinerant Biologist (1983)[edit]

  • When it comes to getting away, big pits are a handicap. A quarter-pound seed isn't going to be blown about by anything less than a hurricane, and in water an avocado pit sinks.
  • All that we can say, looking at the avocado pit, is that whatever swallowed it must have been big. As big as those fossil skeletons staring out at us from behind the dusty glass of museum cases.

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