Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places (Scientists in the Field Series)

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"Kids who need convincing that science isn't all white coats and test tubes will have their eyes opened here."  --The Bulletin

- Smithsonian Notable Book for Children
- ALA Booklist starred review
- Audubon Magazine, recommended nature book
- Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Kids Books
When Paul Flaherty goes to work, he climbs into a four-engine WP-3D Orionturboprop plane and heads directly into the eye of a hurricane. Milesbelow, Hazel Barton's job in microbiology takes her to the depths of the world's most treacherous caves. And on the other side of the topsoil,way, way above the forest floor, Stephen Sillett passes his days (andsometimes his nights) in the canopies of the tallest trees on earth.
Welcome to the work--and worlds--of extreme scientists. From hurricanes tocaves to the crowns of towering redwoods, these scientists battle someof the earth's most intense conditions in order to save lives, preservespecies, and help us to better understand the way our planet works..

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Donna M. Jackson is an award-winning author of nonfiction books for children and holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her works include the critically acclaimed Elephant Scientists, Bone Detectives, Bug Scientists, and Wildlife Detectives--all honored by the NSTA/CBC's Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children award; ER Vets, an Orbis Pictus and ASPCA Henry Bergh honor book; and Extreme Scientists, named a Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, 2009.

The Elephant Scientist, which follows the work of Caitlin O'Connell, a researcher who studies African elephants at Etosha National Park in Namibia, has also received a 2012 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor.

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"While the clearly written text includes vivid passages about the dangers these scientists face, it goes on to discuss what drives them to pursue their subjects and what they have discovered along the way. Each of the three sections concludes with an interview. The many excellent, color photos portray these adventurers as scientists intently focused on their work, though sometimes in unusual or unusually beautiful surroundings . . . Fascinating."--Booklist, starred review

“Photos are key here, and they’re dramatic indeed . . . Kids who need convincing that science isn’t all white coats and test tubes will have their eyes opened here.”--The Bulletin

"Readers will encounter fascinating facts about weather forecasting, cave bacteria and fungi and life in the treetops. Each section ends with a series of quick questions to these courageous scientists."--Kirkus Reviews

"Jackson hits just the right balance between informative descriptions of the science and excitement surrounding the risks involved in the activities of the scientists. The numerous intriguing photos achieve this balance as well, showcasing all three scientists both in the lab and out in their elements."--The Horn Book Magazine

"This exemplary title is just the thing for those who think that all scientists are sedentary."--School Library Journal

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