Mac is an anachronism, a scientist that has worked and studied in many different fields. Few modern scientists outside movies and comic books actually do so, and it is rarely a rout to riches. However, he finds that his career has been a joy. He has taught and was the first Dean of Research and Extension in a, then tiny, Micronesian Community college. He was an ecologist for the Philippine National Oil Company where he and his colleagues attempted to protect rainforests from illegal loggers, pursued innovative reforestation methods, on geothermal steam drilling reservations and assured some of the cleanest rivers in the country. Contrary to stereotypes of ecological standards burdening enterprise, both the PNOC and small farmers profited, even in the relatively short run. He was principal investigator for biological control of weeds in New Zealand where he mentored a large number of unemployed youngsters, all of which have succeeded, some spectacularly. Also in NZ he was co-project leader of a coastal marine monitoring project and developed statistical methods for monitoring high energy beaches. He has represented a Native American tribe on anadromous fish issues, and informally, family business commercial fishing (as contrasted with nets extreme long lines and huge fishing ships). He has taught botany general biology, microbiology, mathematics, vocational agriculture, and statistics. His completed degrees include a masters in MAg in Agronomy(crop ecology), a MPH in Industrial Hygiene, and a PhD in Entomology. He and his son briefly manufactured technical and custom gaming computers. He has published various scientific papers. He currently has two science fictions (in the true sense of SF, no magic and no ESP) and a book on research techniques on the way. His futuristic book Night of the Hyena is already uploaded on Smashwords.
Night of the Hyena
by Mac MacCarter
An American family survives back to back world pandemics, travels to distant lands and crusades to form a sane society. However, wherever they go, there skulks the most devastating enemy of all.
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