Synopses & Reviews
Follow scientists as they scan the Alaskan wilderness for these magnificent creatures. It is springtime on the North Slope of Alaska, and the U.S. Geological Survey teamand#8212;the polar bear biologists Kristin Simac and Mike Lockhartand#8212;is gearing up for polar bear capturing. During a capture, all information is collected on the sea ice. The scientists locate bears from a helicopter, tranquilize them, give them tattoo ID numbers and tags, and collect data such as height, weight, and body fat measurements and samples such as blood, hair, feces, and even teeth. All this information goes into a
large database studied by scientists such as Drs. Steven Amstrup and George Durner, the former and current leaders of the Polar Bear Research Project. For more than forty years, scientists have been capturing bears in order to get information. What has this information been telling scientists about polar bears and global warming? and#160;
"The full-color photographs are nothing short of stunning."--School Library Journal "An informative, vicarious trip to the Arctic for polar bear enthusiasts and future scientists."--Booklist
andquot;An encouraging example of earth scientists working to understand and deal with climate change in new and amazing ways.andquot;
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 and Tom Uhlman are married and live with their dog Ruby in a century-old house surrounded by deer, hawks, woodchucks, songbirds, and other creatures 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 inandnbsp;upcoming Scientists in the Field book Park Scientists, and previously in Emi and the Rhino Scientist and The Bat Scientists