Extreme Scientists

Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places

By Jackson, Donna M.

Publishers Summary:
Extreme scientists battle some of the Earth's most intense conditions, from hurricanes to caves to the crowns of towering redwoods, in order to save lives, preserve species, and help us to better understand the way our planet works.

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ISBN
978-0-61877-706-8
Publisher
Houghton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2009

Gr 4-8 Three scientists whose research entails physical danger are featured here: one flies into hurricanes; another explores caves; and the third climbs the worlds tallest trees. Through interviews, the author explores their work and its physical and psychological challenges. Although each section mentions that researchers can ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2009

The outstanding Scientists in the Field series cranks it up a notch with profiles of three stereotype-shattering scientists whose field research sites provide some pretty intense experiences. Paul Flaherty is a meteorologist and hurricane hunter, riding directly into hurricanes on a special Air Force plane to collect data critical for storm pred...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

This volume profiles three stereotype-shattering scientists whose field research provides some pretty intense experiences: a meteorologist/hurricane hunter, microbiologis...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on July 1, 2009

Author Donna M. Jackson takes readers on a journey that makes science exciting, cool, and accessible. This up-close study of three extreme scientists invitingly pulls readers into the wilds of nature where these experts take risks so discoveries can be made. Hurricane hunter Paul Flaherty’s plane was “struck by lightning thirty-four times” while studying severe storms in the Midwest. Hazel Barton nearly lost an arm while exploring caves in New Zealand. Botanist Stephen Sillett says he is always think...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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