A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist
By Peter Lourie
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618777099, 80pp.)
Publication Date: October 2009
Not all scientists live where they work, harvest their own subjects, or use information passed down from generation after generation of Inupiaq Eskimos to help learn about the bowhead whale. Arctic whale scientist Craig George is the son of children’s author Jean Craighead George, and out on the ice with the whales and the whalers in Barrow, Alaska is where this Arctic whale scientist works. He has studied them for nearly thirty years and the mysteries these creatures hold never fail to amaze him. Join Craig at the top of the world, where the days and nights are long, the people full of stories, and the bowhead whale is at the center of it all
Peter Lourie is an author and photographer. He has published more than twenty books for young readers. He lives with his family in Vermont.
"Combining exemplary color photos and simple, vivid language, the chapters detail not only George's day-to-day methodology, but also his motivation: to explore "the mystery of the whales"--all the things that remain unknown about the animal."--Booklist, starred review