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The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe (Scientists in the Field)by Loree Griffin Burns
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*andquot;Another splendid demonstration of the work of Scientists in the Field.andrdquo;andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
With their pony-shaped faces,and#160;fluttery swimming style, and pregnant fathers, seahorses areand#160;one of theand#160;oceanand#39;s mostand#160;unusual fish. Unfortunately,and#160;overfishing, pollution, and climate change are threatening their survival. In ProjectSeahorse, the author Pamela S. Turner and the photographer Scott Tuason brilliantly show and tell the story ofand#160;howand#160;conservationists andand#160;villagers in the Philippinesand#160;are coming together toand#160;protect these oddly charming creatures,and#160;their coral reefand#160;habitat,and#160;and the livelihood of local fishing families.and#160;
THE HIVE DETECTIVES will be a science book for middle-grade readers in the Scientists in the Field series.and#160;Pulled straight from todayand#8217;s headlines: the disappearance of Americaand#8217;s honey bees.
Seahorses areand#160;amongand#160;the oceanand#8217;s smallest, oddest, andand#160;most charming fishes. But they are in troubleand#8212;their populations are dwindling.and#160;Project Seahorse, now in paperback, delivers a vivid,and#160;fishand#8217;s eye-view ofand#160;conservation efforts toand#160;protect these amazing creatures and theand#160;fragileand#160;coral reefs they call home.and#160;and#160;and#160;
Yellow blood, silk of steel, skeletons on the outside! These amazing attributes donand#8217;t belong to comic book characters or alien life forms, but to Earthand#8217;s biggest and hairiest spiders: tarantulas. Here you are invited to follow Sam Marshall, spider scientist extraordinaire (heand#8217;s never been bitten), as he explores the dense rainforest of French Guiana, knocking on the doors of tarantula burrows, trying to get a closer look at these incredible creatures. Youand#8217;ll also visit the largest comparative spider laboratory in Americaand#8212;where close to five hundred live tarantulas sit in towers of stacked shoeboxes and plastic containers, waiting for their turn to dazzle and astound the scientists who study them.
Aided by an army of beachcombers, oceanographer Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks trash in the name of science. From sneakers to hockey gloves, Curt monitors the watery fate of human-made cargo that has spilled into the ocean. The information he collects is much more than casual news; it is important scientific data. And with careful analysis, Curt, along with a community of scientists, friends, and beachcombers alike, is using his data to understand and protect our ocean.
In engaging text and unforgettable images, readers meet the woman who started it all (Curtand#8217;s mother!), the computer program that makes sense of his data (nicknamed OSCURS), and several scientists, both on land and on the sea, who are using Curtand#8217;s discoveries to preserve delicate marine habitats and protect the creatures who live in them. A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book for Nonfiction.
A Sibert Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A John Burroughs Nature Book for Young Readers
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A 2005 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Kand#8211;12
A Kirkus Reviews Editorand#8217;s Choice List
* and#8220;Superb color photos abound in this spectacular series addition. . . . This is a vivid look at an enthusiastic scientist energetically and happily at work. . . . A treat, even for arachnophobes.and#8221;and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review
and#8220;A fascinating book.and#8221; --Booklist
Without honey bees, the world would be a different place. There would be no honey, no beeswax for candles, and,and#160;worst of all, barely a fruit, nut, or vegetable to eat.and#160;So imagine the beekeeper Dave Hackenburgand#8217;s horror when he discovered twenty million of his charges had vanished. In The Hive Detectives, Loree Griffin Burns profiles bee wranglers and bee scientists who have been working to understand colony collapse disorder, or CCD. In this dramatic and enlightening story, readers explore the lives of the fuzzy, buzzy insects and learn what might happen to us if they were gone.
About the Author
Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., did her doctoral at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Ms. Burns lives in Massachusetts with her husband and children. She is the author of Beetle Busters, Tracking Trash, and The Hive Detectives.
Ellen Harasimowicz is a freelance photojournalist new to nature photography. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and Scientific
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