Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature 's Mysteries from Perilous Places

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Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature 's Mysteries from Perilous Places

by Donna M. Jackson

Part of a Series: Scientists in the Field.

First Release:

July 2009

ISBN: 9780618777068

Not all scientists spend their days in laboratories; many are out in the field doing exciting research. Among those are "extreme" scientists, like Paul Flaherty, who flies a plane into hurricanes in order to study them. Deep within the earth, Hazel Barton looks for microbes in caves, including those under the sea. Stephen Sillett scales the world's tallest trees, giant sequoias, to find out what lives and grows at the top. An interview with each scientist is included. Resources for further research. Glossaries. Source notes. Index. Full-color photographs.

  • ISBN: 9780618777068
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    Page Count: 80
    Trim Size: 11" x 9"
    Dewey Classification: 509.2/2
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 7.6, Points: 2
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 9.7, Points: 5
    Lexile: Level: NC1130L
    Genre: Nonfiction.
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