Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America’s Own Backyard
Illustrator: Tom Uhlman
Rare synchronous fireflies and red-cheeked salamanders, found nowhere else in the world, are just two of the unique subjects scientists are studying in U.S. national parks. Glossary. Quote sources and selected bibliography. Index. Full-color maps, charts, and photographs.
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Awards & Honors
NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2015
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews
11" x 9"
Level 7; Points: 3;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 9.3; Points: 6;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
U,S, park rangers, U,S, park naturalists, Interpretation of U,S, cultural and natural resources, Yellowstone National Park, Geysers, Hydrothermal systems, Geology and geologists, Grizzly bears, Wildlife biology and biologists, Saguaro National Park, Gila monsters, Telemetry, Herpetology and herpetologists, Saguaro cacti, Citizen scientists, Great Smoky Mountains Natural Park, Red-cheeked salamanders, Evolutionary ecology and ecologists, Synchronous fireflies, Entomology and entomologists, Scientific research and discoveries,