Synopses & Reviews
Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International aren'tand#160;scared of bats. These bat crusaders are fascinated by them, with good reason.and#160;Bats fly the night skies inand#160;nearly every part of theand#160;world, but they are the least studied of all mammals. As the major predator of night-flying insects, bats eat manyand#160;pests. Unfortunately bats are facing many problems, including a terrifying new disease. White-nose Syndrome is infecting and killing millions of hibernating bats in North America. But Dr. Tuttle, with the help of his fellow bat scientists areand#160;inand#160;the trenchesand#8212;and cavesand#8212;on the front line of the fight to save their beloved bats.
"Whether describing the physics of echolocation or the present crisis of white-nose syndrome, Carson encourages readers to rethink stereotypes about creatures once scorned as flying vermin and shows how intricately their survival is tied to our own."and#8212;Booklist, starred review
"A strong scientific look at a unique and often unloved mammal and the scientists who happily investigate them"and#8212;School Library Journal
Praise for Emi and the Rhino Scientist and#160; A Bank Street College of Education Best Childrenand#8217;s Book of the Year
A Parentand#8217;s Choice Award Winner in Non-Fiction
A Booklist Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for Youth 2008 A Booklist Top 10 Books on the Enviroment for Youth 2008
A Junior Library Guild Selection
* and#8220;Top-notch nonfictionand#8230;A captivating telescopic view of a unique animal.and#8221;and#8212;Booklist, starred review and#160; * "The emphasis on reproductive science and zoo work both make this an unusual addition to the admirable Scientists in the Field series, one that should be welcome in high-school as well as middle-school libraries."and#8212;Kirkus, starred review and#160; "Through lively prose and stunning full-color photographs, readers learn how Terri Roth, an expert in endangered-species reproduction, helped Emi to give birth to the first Sumatran rhino born in captivity in more than 100 years...Like many of the entries in this popular series, Emi is an engaging and informative."and#8212;School Library Journal
andquot;An encouraging example of earth scientists working to understand and deal with climate change in new and amazing ways.andquot;
In the face of white-nose syndrome and habitat loss, bats need all the help they can get. This book chronicles the efforts of Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International, as they try and save the species. Full color.
Bat scientist Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International study these fascinating creatures of the night, in hopes of protecting them from a new disease called White-nose symdrome, which threatens many speciesand#8217; very existence.
and#8220;Rich with fascinating information and photographs.and#8221;and#8212;Horn Book
Dr. Merlin Tuttle is fascinated by bats, with good reason.and#160;Bats fly the night skies the world over, but are the least studied of all mammals. As the major predator of night-flying insects, bats eat manyand#160;pests.and#160;But bats are facing many problems, including a scary new disease. White-nose syndrome is killing millions of bats in North America. Dr. Tuttle and his fellow bat scientists are on the front line of theand#160;fight to save their beloved bats.and#160;This edition features updates with the most recent information about WNS. Find more aboutand#160;this series at www.sciencemeetsadventure.com.
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