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The Frog Scientist (Scientists in the Field)by Pamela S Turner
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The critically acclaimed Scientist in the Field book about how one boys interest in backyard science inspired a career in scientific discovery.
When Tyrone Hayes was growing up in South Carolina, he didnt worry about pesticides. He just liked to collect frogs. Tyrones interest in science led him to Harvard University, and though he struggled at first, he found his calling in the research lab of an amphibian scientist.
Meanwhile, scientists discovered that all around the globe, frogs were dying. The decline has many causes, including habitat loss and disease. Tyrone discovered that the most commonly used pesticide in the United States, atrazine, may also play a role. Tyrone tested atrazine on frogs in his lab at Berkeley. He found that the chemical caused some of the male frogs to develop into bizarre half-male, half-female frogs. What was going on? Thats what Tyrone wants to find out.
A capitivating and beautifully photographed Scientists in the Field title about a man trying to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, on us.
The critically acclaimed Scientist in the Field book about how one boys interest in backyard science inspired a career in scientific discovery. Growing up in South Carolina, Tyrone Hayes didnt worry about pesticides. He just liked to collect frogs, and later found his calling in an amphibian research lab. While scientists around the globe discovered frogs were dying of habitat loss and disease, Tyrone learned the most commonly used pesticide in the United States, atrazine, might also play a role. When he tested it in his Berkeley lab, it caused some of the males to mutate into half-male, half-female frogs. He wanted to know what was happening and why, so he traveled America to do the research and find out.
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#150;12 A Kirkus Reviews Editorand#8217;s Choice List * and#147;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#151;School Library Journal, starred review
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