Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard by Mary Kay CarsonPark Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard by Mary Kay Carson

Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard

byMary Kay CarsonPhotographed byTom Uhlman

Hardcover | May 13, 2014

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America's national parks are protected places and have become living museums for as many as 270 million visitors per year! In the parks, researchers are able to perform long-term studies of a wide number of subjects from salamanders the size of thumbnails to gigantic geothermal geysers. These parks are natural laboratories for scientists. The scientists profiled in The Park Scientists also study grizzly bears in Yellowstone, the majestic sagauro catci and enormous Gila monsters in Arizona, and fireflies in Tennessee-and the parks offer many ways for the average reader of any age to become a part of the scientific experience!
Mary Kay Carson is 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 twenty-five years. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit his website at www.tomuphoto.com .
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Title:Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own BackyardFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.5 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547792689

ISBN - 13:9780547792682

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A welcome demonstration of the breadth of possibilities in scientific work" -Kirkus "With a conversationist bent, Carson describes just how accessible these real-life 'natural laboratories and living museums' are and how each individual can act with the same spirit of inquiry as the scientist-explorers detailed here." -Booklist * "A well-written, unique, carefully organized treat for nature lovers and investigators." -School Library Journal, starred review "Kids anticipating a trip to one of these parks may want to study up now and show off their impressive vocabularies when they arrive." -Bulletin "