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Scientists in the Field .s.s. 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 Bartons job in microbiology takes her to the depths of the worlds 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 workand worldsof extreme scientists. From hurricanes to caves to the crowns of towering redwoods, these scientists battle some of the earths most intense conditions in order to save lives, preserve species, and help us to better understand the way our planet works.
From hunting hurricanes,and#160;to scaling rocky caves,and#160;toand#160;climbingand#160;soaring redwoods,and#160;threeand#160;"daredevil"and#160;scientistsand#160;go to great extremesand#160;in their quests toand#160;save lives, preserve species, andand#160;better understand the way our planet works. This stunningand#160;addition to the Scientists in the Field paperback collection gives readers a close-upand#160;look atand#160;three extremely adventurousand#160;scientists as they pursueand#160;truly unique careersand#160;inand#160;meteorology,and#160;microbiology, and botany.and#160;and#160;
"Kids who need convincing that science isn't all white coats and test tubes will have their eyes opened here."and#160; and#8212;The Bulletin
Scientists in the Field to theand#160;extreme!and#160;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 workand#8212;and worldsand#8212;of extreme scientists.
With dramatic full-color photos throughout, award-winning author Donna Jackson brings to life the inner workings of an animal emergency room, profiling the important work ER veterinarians do behind closed doors. Animals survive traumas with the help of high-tech X-rays, ventilators, endoscopes, and more importantly, the expert care of veterinarians and veterinary nurses who love animals, science, and a daily dose of adrenaline! It takes loads of courage and compassion to be an ER vet!
Scientistsand#160;race to control the wild pony population ofand#160;Assateague Island, Virginia.and#160; The horses' remarkable survival story is photographed and described in illustrious and rare detail in this marvelous addition to the successful series.
Wild horses have roamed the shores of Assateague Island for centuries. As their population increases, however, they risk damaging the delicate area's ecosystem and beingand#160;taken off the island. Dr. Ron Keiper and Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick have each made these wild horses their lives' work.
Descriptive prose,and#160;solid science, and never-before-seenand#160;images of the reclusive Assateague herds reveal their fierce and untamedand#160;beauty.
Manatees are cute, charismatic, and endangered.and#160;and#160;Join author-photographer Pete Lourie on a journey around the worldand#160;(Florida, Brazil, and West Africa) as he profiles three scientists who are currently working towards getting this gentle sea mammaland#160;off the endangered species list.and#160;
Manatees are docile, large sea mammals who are eaten in some parts of the world, feared in others, and adored in still others.and#160; But human encroachment, disease, environmental hazards, and being hunted, among many other issues, are causing their numbers to decline.and#160;In Manatee Scientists, readers meetand#160;three scientistsand#160;working very hard in three different parts of the world to save the manatee.and#160;Get an eye-opening, close-up viewand#160;of their far-flung expeditions to Brazil, Senegal, and Florida in this beautifully photographed addition to the paperback collection of Scientist in the Field books.and#160;
About the Author
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.