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Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places (Scientists in the Field)

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"Kids who need convincing that science isn't all white coats and test tubes will have their eyes opened here."  —The Bulletin

Scientists in the Field to the extreme! When Paul Flaherty goes to work, he climbs into a four-engine WP-3D Orion turboprop plane and heads directly into the eye of a hurricane. Miles below, Hazel Barton's job in microbiology takes her to the depths of the world's most treacherous caves. And on the other side of the topsoil, way, way above the forest floor, Stephen Sillett passes his days (and sometimes his nights) in the canopies of the tallest trees on earth. Welcome to the work—and worlds—of extreme scientists.

Synopsis:

Extreme scientists battle some of the Earth's most intense conditions, from hurricanes to caves to the crowns of towering redwoods, in order to save lives, preserve species, and help us to better understand the way our planet works. Full color.

Synopsis:

From hunting hurricanes, to scaling rocky caves, to climbing soaring redwoods, three "daredevil" scientists go to great extremes in their quests to save lives, preserve species, and better understand the way our planet works. This stunning addition to the Scientists in the Field paperback collection gives readers a close-up look at three extremely adventurous scientists as they pursue truly unique careers in meteorology, microbiology, and botany.  

About the Author

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Donna M. Jackson is an award-winning author of many science books for young readers. Her works include the critically acclaimed Elephant Scientists, Bone Detectives, Bug Scientists, and Wildlife Detectives—all honored by the NSTA/CBCs Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children award; ER Vets, an Orbis Pictus and ASPCA Henry Bergh honor book; and Extreme Scientists, named a Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, 2009. Donna was inspired to write this book on Caitlins work after reading about the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunamis and how elephants may be able to sense shockwaves before such catastrophes. Donna lives in Colorado with her husband, Charlie, and their family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618777068
Author:
Jackson, Donna M.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Science & Nature - Trees & Forests
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Adventure & Adventurers
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photography
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Extreme scientists battle some of the Earth's most intense conditions, from hurricanes to caves to the crowns of towering redwoods, in order to save lives, preserve species, and help us to better understand the way our planet works. Full color.
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From hunting hurricanes, to scaling rocky caves, to climbing soaring redwoods, three "daredevil" scientists go to great extremes in their quests to save lives, preserve species, and better understand the way our planet works. This stunning addition to the Scientists in the Field paperback collection gives readers a close-up look at three extremely adventurous scientists as they pursue truly unique careers in meteorology, microbiology, and botany.  
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