Call of the Osprey by Dorothy Hinshaw PatentCall of the Osprey by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Call of the Osprey

byDorothy Hinshaw PatentIllustratorWilliam Munoz

Hardcover | June 2, 2015

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This meticulously researched and photographed account follows three University of Montana scientists and their interdisciplinary work with osprey: fish-catching birds with gigantic nests and a family that functions with teamwork and cooperation. Today the osprey is studied to monitor the effects of mercury on living things. The osprey hunts in a very small area around its large nest and so scientists can pinpoint where mercury is coming from. In Missoula, Montana, the scientists have been following ospreys for six years, collecting data on the amount of contaminants found on their feathers and in their blood. The rivers and streams in Western Montana are still suffering effects from inappropriate mining activities performed more than a hundred years ago. This man-made pollution is still dangerous to people and to wildlife.
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives with her husband in Missoula, Montana. You can learn more about her on her website: . The children's book photo-illustrator William Muñoz graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in his...
Title:Call of the OspreyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.46 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544232682

ISBN - 13:9780544232686


Editorial Reviews

Well researched and clearly written? a solid addition so science collections." -Booklist "The pages are filled with current and historical photographs? Patent introduces readers to field and laboratory research conducted by scientists." -Horn Book Magazine "Patent's lucid prose and Munoz's clear color photos work together to document the efforts of the Montana Osprey Project? An exciting addition to a stellar series." -School Library Journal "There are many threads to this particular story in the Scientists in the Field series? Readers who prefer to shortcut straight to the birds themselves will be particularly pleased not only with the myriad photographs but also with inserts on the nesting pairs." -Bulletin "