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


Series
Scientists in the Field

written and photographed by
Peter Lourie

Edition
-
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Imprint
Houghton Mifflin
ISBN
9780618777099
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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.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

80

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Dewey

599.5/276

AR

7.3: points 2

Lexile

NC1150L

Genre

Nonfiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

5

JLG Release

Jan 2010

Book Genres


Topics

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

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, School Library Journal*

Junior Library Guild


• 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.

Horn Book

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.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild


• 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.

Horn Book

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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