Wild Science: Amazing Encounters between Animals and the People Who Study Them

Wild Science: Amazing Encounters between Animals and the People Who Study Them


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Wild Science profiles ten world-renowned animal scientists, revealing how they decided to become researchers, the stories behind their fascinating jobs, and scientific information about the animals they study. Containing beautiful full-color photos and black-and-white line drawings, Wild Science engages both reluctant young readers and enthusiastic young scientists with its tales of adventure from wildlife experts. The animals featured include endangered Vancouver Island marmots, grizzly bears, manatees, polar bears, and sea otters, among others. Through these pages the reader can spend a night tracking bats on a narrow ridge high in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona, trek along the beaches of Costa Rica in the footsteps of huge and powerful leatherback turtles, and free stranded whales on the beaches of coastal Newfoundland. The settings range from the farthest regions of eastern Canada to Vancouver Island, from the Arctic to Arizona, and from Florida to California. A glossary and a list of resources covering books, websites, and more are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551926186
Publisher: Raincoast Book Distribution
Publication date: 10/10/2004
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 8.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1vi
I.From the Field: How to Save a Giant1
II.The Scientist: Jon Lien7
III.The Science: Alarming Nets10
IV.Animal Notes: Blue Whale12
Chapter 215
I.From the Field: Emergence Day15
II.The Scientist: Andrew Bryant24
III.The Science: Analysis of a Population Crash26
IV.Animal Notes: Vancouver Island Marmot28
Chapter 332
I.From the Field: Patience and the Polar Bear33
II.The Scientist: Ian Stirling40
III.The Science: Observing Polar Bears43
IV.Animal Notes: Polar Bear44
Chapter 448
I.From the Field: Swimming with Sea Otters49
II.The Scientist: Marianne Riedman56
III.The Science: Learning from Compassion59
IV.Animal Notes: Sea Otter62
Chapter 566
I.From the Field: Half-Moon Manatee67
II.The Scientist: A. Quinton White Jr.74
III.The Science: Manatee Mapping76
IV.Animal Notes: Florida Manatee78
Chapter 682
I.From the Field: bat-tized83
II.The Scientist: Janet Tyburec91
III.The Science: Echolocation: Seeing in the Dark94
IV.Animal Notes: Silver-haired Bat96
Chapter 7100
I.From the Field: A Flurry of Gannets101
II.The Scientist: Kathleen Blanchard108
III.The Science: Seabird Restoration110
IV.Animal Notes: Northern Gannet112
Chapter 8116
I.From the Field: Turtle Tag117
II.The Scientist: Molly Lutcavage123
III.The Science: High-tech Tagging126
IV.Animal Notes: Leatherback Sea Turtle128
Chapter 9132
I.From the Field: Bruce and Blanche133
II.The Scientist: Bruce McLellan140
III.The Science: Tracking Bear Habits142
IV.Animal Notes: Grizzly Bear144
Chapter 10148
I.From the Field: Finding Phyllis149
II.The Scientist: Diane Boyd156
III.The Science: The Season of the Wolf158
IV.Animal Notes: Grey Wolf160
Acknowledgements/Picture Credits164

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