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Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard (Scientists in the Field)by Mary Kay Carson
Synopses & Reviews
America's National Parks are protected places and have become living museums for as many as 270 million visitors per year! In addition, researchers are able to perform long term studies of a wide number of subjects fromand#160;salamanders the size of thumbnails to giganticand#160;geothermal geysers. These parks are natural laboratories for scientists. Did you know that Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming sits on top of an active (and very large) volcano? This volcano is monitored and studied on a daily basis, not only as a means of protection (though it seems a long way off from erupting) but also as a way of understanding how the environment changes and influences what goes onand#160;deep underground.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The scientists profiled in The Park Scientists also study grizzly bears in Yellowstone, the majestic Sagauro catci in Arizona, and fireflies in Tennessee --and#160;and suggestand#160;many ways for the average reader of any age to help out. The emphasis here is twofold: the great science that happens everyday in these important, protected spaces, and the fact that you can visit all of them and participate in the research.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; It's backyard science at its biggest and best in this latest resourceful addition to the Scientists in the Field series!
The national parks have been called "America's best idea" — and some of the best scientific ideas are happening right now inside these protected American spaces that welcome more than 270 million visitors each year. Meet up with scientists studying geysers, grizzlies, salamanders, cacti, and fireflies in some of America's most treasured places: our national parks. Another great addition toand#160;the Scientists in the Field series for ages 10 to 14.
Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glassand#160;is an incredible look inside a giant, three-acre laboratory greenhouse in the vast Arizona desert that is home to an artificial ocean, rainforest, marshland, and rock structures, where scientists do large-scale studies and experiments to better understand our Biosphere 1 (Earth)!and#160;The latest addition to the ever-popular Scientists in the Field series.
In the Arizona desert, scientists conduct studies and experiments aimed to help us better understand our environment and what sort of things are happening to it due to climate change. The location is Biosphere 2, an immense structure that contains a replica ocean, savannah, and rainforest, among other Earth biomes. Itandrsquo;s a unique take on the Scientists in the Field mission statement andmdash; in this case, the lab is a replica that allows the scientists to conduct large-scale experiments that would otherwise be impossible.
About the Author
Mary Kay Carson began her writing career working on the classroom magazine SuperScience at Scholastic, Inc. in New York City in 1991. She has been a fulltime freelance writer for the past dozen years and is now the author of dozens of books for kids and teachers about space, weather, nature, and other science and social studies topics. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tom Uhlman has been a freelance photographer for 25 years. He photographs lots of news and sporting events, but enjoys shooting pictures of wildlife and the natural world most of all. Visiting some of the most famous volcanos in the world and meeting the people who study them was a special treat. Tom's photographs can also be seen in upcoming Scientists in the Field book Park Scientists, and previously in Emi and the Rhino Scientist and The Bat Scientists
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