The Polar Bear Scientists by Peter LourieThe Polar Bear Scientists by Peter Lourie

The Polar Bear Scientists

byPeter Lourie

Paperback | January 27, 2015

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"Nothing short of stunning."&nbsp - School Library Journal It is springtime in Alaska, and the U.S. Geological Survey team is gearing up for polar bear capturing. 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. For more than forty&nbspyears, scientists have been capturing bears in order to get information. What has this information been telling scientists&nbspabout polar bears and our changing global climate? Find out in this fascinating entry in the Scientists in the Field&nbspseries!&nbsp
Peter Lourie is the author and photographer of Whaling Season  and The Manatee Scientists .  Peter lives in Vermont with his family and is an avid traveler. He visited Alaska numerous times to write and shoot photos for  The Polar Bear Scientists, and has been traveling to Africa to work on his next book...
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Title:The Polar Bear ScientistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.23 inPublished:January 27, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544339061

ISBN - 13:9780544339064

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"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