Extreme Scientists

Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places

By Donna M. Jackson
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780618777068, 80pp.)

Publication Date: May 2009

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Scientists in the Field .s.s. to the extreme
When Paul Flaherty goes to work, he climbs into a four-engine WP-3D Orion turboprop plane and heads directly into the eye of a hurricane. Miles below, Hazel Barton's job in microbiology takes her to the depths of the world's most treacherous caves. And on the other side of the topsoil, way, way above the forest floor, Stephen Sillett passes his days (and sometimes his nights) in the canopies of the tallest trees on earth.
Welcome to the workand worldsof extreme scientists. From hurricanes to caves to the crowns of towering redwoods, these scientists battle some of the earth's most intense conditions in order to save lives, preserve species, and help us to better understand the way our planet works.

About the Author
Donna M. Jackson is an award-winning author of nonfiction books for children and holds a master s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her works include the critically acclaimed Elephant Scientists, Bone Detectives, Bug Scientists, and "Wildlife Detectives" all honored by the NSTA/CBC s Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children award; ER Vets, an Orbis Pictus and ASPCA Henry Bergh honor book; and "Extreme Scientists", named a Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, 2009. When she s not writing about scientists in the field, Donna enjoys reading, skiing, gardening, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with her family. She lives in Colorado. Learn more about Donna at her website: http: //www.donnamjackson.net.
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