Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist

By: Peter Lourie

John Craighead George is an Arctic whale scientist studying bowhead whales in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost town in the United States. He conducts his research in harmony with the cultural traditions of the Iñupiaq Eskimos, natives to the area, who have been hunting these whales for more than two thousand years. Glossary. Iñupiaq glossary. Further reading. Web sites. Index. Full-color photographs.

ISBN: 9780618777099

JLG Release: Jan 2010


Sensitive Areas: Photographs of hunting and cutting up whales,
Topics: Bowhead whales , Biology , Alaska , The Arctic , Scientists , Iñupiaq Eskimos , Hunting

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Whale biologist Craig George works with the Inupiaq community documenting the bowhead whale population and Inupiaq hunts. Lourie conveys George's thoughts on living in such an extreme region and explains his path to becoming a biologist. Numerous photographs capture the piercing whites, grays, and blues of Alaska in the sunny spring as well as the Whale biologist Craig George works with the Inupiaq community documenting the bowhead whale population and Inupiaq hunts. Lourie conveys George's thoughts on living in such an extreme region and explains his path to becoming a biologist. Numerous photographs capture the piercing whites, grays, and blues of Alaska in the sunny spring as well as the bloody work of taking apart a whale. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind.

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• The subject is fascinating, especially the connection between science and tradition in both the whale hunt and the study of whales.
• John Craighead George (known as Craig) comes across as a charismatic scientist and a lover of nature.
• Easy to follow and vividly presented. Of particular interest are the explanations of the

• The subject is fascinating, especially the connection between science and tradition in both the whale hunt and the study of whales.
• John Craighead George (known as Craig) comes across as a charismatic scientist and a lover of nature.
• Easy to follow and vividly presented. Of particular interest are the explanations of the difficulties associated with dissecting and studying something as enormous as a bowhead whale.

Book Details

ISBN

9780618777099

First Release

January 2010

Genre

Nonfiction.

Dewey Classification

599.5/276

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Page Count

80

Accelerated Reader

Level 7.3; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 10.5; Points: 5;

Lexile

Level NC1150L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Photographs of hunting and cutting up whales,

Topics

Bowhead whales, Biology, Alaska, The Arctic, Scientists, Iñupiaq Eskimos, Hunting,

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