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Amazon adventure : how tiny fish are saving the world's largest rainforest [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Montgomery, Sy 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)

BTSB #: 652293 Available

Dewey: 577.0981/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7 MG Lexile: 1050

Subjects: Montgomery, Sy - Travel - Amazon River Region Ecology - Amazon River Region Ecology - Brazil - Rio Negro (Amazonas) Biotic communities - Amazon River Region Fishes - Brazil - Rio Negro (Amazonas) Fishes - Amazon River Amazon River Rio Negro (Amazonas, Brazil)


Summary: Part science, part carnival--this winding adventure down the Amazon River with award-winning author Sy Montgomery and photographer Keith Ellenbogen explores how tiny fish, called piabas, can help preserve not only the rainforest and it's often misunderstood inhabitants, but the fate of our entire environment.


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Backyard bears : conservation, habitat changes, and the rise of urban wildlife [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Cherrix, Amy E. 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)

BTSB #: 210008 Available

Dewey: 599.78/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.7 MG RC: 9.7 6-8 Lexile: 1130 NC

Subjects: Black bears - Behavior Black bears - Conservation Black bears - North Carolina Urban wildlife management Suburban wildlife management


Summary: North Carolina's black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. But what happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there's a boom in the population? Can humans and bears live compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? A look at black bears--and other animals around the globe--who are rapidly becoming our neighbors in urban and suburban areas.


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Beetle busters : a rogue insect and the people who track it [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Burns, Loree Griffin 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)

BTSB #: 175328 Available

Dewey: 595.76/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.3 MG RC: 9.4 6-8 Lexile: 1100 NC

Subjects: Asian longhorned beetles Beetles


Summary: A fascinating photo essay about the tree-killing Asian long-horned beetle and a nationwide effort from bug scientists to tree doctors working to eradicate this incredibly invasive pest.


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Big one : the Cascadia earthquakes and the science of saving lives [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Rusch, Elizabeth 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020)

BTSB #: 771826 Available

Dewey: 551.2209/NAges: 10-12   


Subjects: Earthquakes - Pacific Northwest Earthquake prediction - Pacific Northwest Plate tectonics - Pacific Northwest Plate tectonics Earthquake zones - Northwest Coast of North America Subduction zones - Northwest Coast of North America Cascadia Subduction Zone


Summary: About earth movement and plate tectonics, and the possibility of earthquakes at the Cascadia Subduction Zone, an area between British Columbia and northern California.


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Call of the osprey [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)

BTSB #: 703324 Available

Dewey: 598.9/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.6 MG RC: 11.5 3-5 Lexile: 1210 NC

Subjects: Ospreys Mercury - Bioaccumulation - United States Pollution - Environmental aspects Wildlife conservation Scientists


Summary: A stunning addition to the Scientists in the Field series that explores mercury pollution found in the rivers and streams of Western Montana that might cause harm to humans--and the extinction of the entire osprey species.


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Condor comeback [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Montgomery, Sy 

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BTSB #: 652314 Available

Dewey: 598.9/NAges: 10-14   


Subjects: California condors Wildlife conservation Endangered species


Summary: The story of California condors and the scientists who have fought against their extinction.


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Crow smarts : inside the brain of the world's brightest bird [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Turner, Pamela S. 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016)

BTSB #: 894188 Available

Dewey: 598.8/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.2 MG RC: 7.3 6-8 Lexile: 940

Subjects: Crows - Behavior Animal intelligence Animal behavior


Summary: Scientists take you on a research trip to New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean to follow crows in aviaries and in the wild while answering many thought-provoking questions like: "Can a crow outsmart a scientist?"


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Dolphins of Shark Bay [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Turner, Pamela S. 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013)

BTSB #: 894192 Available

Dewey: 599.53/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.2 MG RC: 5.7 6-8 Lexile: 890

Subjects: Mann, Janet Bottlenose dolphins


Summary: We go with a marine biologist to Australia to follow dolphins in the wild so we can figure out what makes dolphins intelligent.


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Eclipse chaser : science in the Moon's shadow [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Loomis, Ilima 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019)

BTSB #: 586562 Available

Dewey: 523.7/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.8 MG Lexile: 980

Subjects: Habbal, Shadia Rifai Total solar eclipses - United States Solar eclipses Astrophysicists


Summary: Follows the intensive study of the August 2017 solar eclipse by astronomer Shadia Habbal after years of planning.


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Great white shark scientist [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Montgomery, Sy 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016)

BTSB #: 652321 Available

Dewey: 578.77/BAges: 10-12   
AR: 6.2 MG RC: 8.5 6-8 Lexile: 1000

Subjects: Skomal, Gregory Marine biologists White shark Wildlife conservation Marine resources conservation


Summary: Follow Dr. Greg Skomal, biologist and head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, as he strives to better understand the habits and habitats of Great Whites in order to save this amazing, if maligned, creature of the deep.


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Hyena scientist [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Montgomery, Sy 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)

BTSB #: 652326 Available

Dewey: 599.743/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.8 MG RC: 8.5 6-8 Lexile: 1000

Subjects: Holekamp, Kay Hyenas - Research Mammalogists


Summary: Looks at the work of zoologist Kay Holekamp and details on her research regarding hyenas.


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Impact! : asteroids and the science of saving the world [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Rusch, Elizabeth 

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BTSB #: 771831 Available

Dewey: 551.3/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.2 MG RC: 9.6 6-8 Lexile: 1070

Subjects: Asteroids - Collisions with Earth Asteroids Asteroids Extinction (Biology)


Summary: Asteroids come in all shapes and sizes--and hit our planet in them, too. But what happens if a catastrophically large one approaches earth? By looking on the ground at historical asteroid craters and present-day falls, and up into space for the big ones yet to come, a wide variety of scientists are trying to figure out how to track asteroids--and how to avoid devastating impacts in the future.


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Inside Biosphere 2 : earth science under glass [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Carson, Mary Kay 

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BTSB #: 194955 Available

Dewey: 304.2/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7 MG RC: 9.5 6-8 Lexile: 1060

Subjects: Biosphere 2 (Project) Closed ecological systems (Space environment) Human ecology Ecology - Research


Summary: In the 1990s, scientists lived inside Biosphere 2 (Biosphere 1 is the Earth itself) for two years, trying to figure out if colonizing Mars would ever be possible. Now scientists don't live there but instead conduct all sorts of studies and experiments aimed to help us better understand our environment and especially understand what sort of things are happening to it due to climate change and other man-made problems.


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Kakapo rescue : saving the world's strangest parrot [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Montgomery, Sy 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010)

BTSB #: 652328 Available

Dewey: 639.9/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.4 MG RC: 7.4 3-5 Lexile: 950 F&P: W

Subjects: Kakapo Parrots


Summary: Chronicles a sensitive and scientific exploration about the elusive and endangered Kakapo parrot.


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Life on Surtsey, Iceland's upstart island [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Burns, Loree Griffin 

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BTSB #: 175436 Available

Dewey: 577.5/NAges: 10-12   
AR: 7.2 MG RC: 10.3 6-8 Lexile: 1090

Subjects: Island ecology - Iceland - Surtsey Surtsey (Iceland)


Summary: Join scientists as they tackle the world of ecosystems by cells, seeds, spores, and other life forms that blow in, fly in, float in, and struggle to survive on the beautiful but harsh new island of Surtsey.


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Mission to Pluto : the first visit to an ice dwarf and the Kuiper belt [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Carson, Mary Kay 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016)

BTSB #: 194953 Available

Dewey: 629.43/NAges: 10-13   
AR: 6.3 MG RC: 7.3 6-8 Lexile: 940

Subjects: New Horizons (Spacecraft) Space flight Interplanetary voyages Pluto (Dwarf planet) Kuiper Belt Outer space - Exploration


Summary: Follow a spacecraft the size of a piano, named New Horizons, on the first ever spacecraft mission to Pluto, the space entity formerly known as a planet.


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Next wave : the quest to harness the power of the oceans [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Rusch, Elizabeth 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)

BTSB #: 771841 Available

Dewey: 621.31/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7 MG RC: 9.6 6-8 Lexile: 1070

Subjects: Ocean energy resources Tidal power Renewable energy sources


Summary: The electrifying story of the surfer scientists and engineers who are working to transform ocean waves into electricity that energizes our lives.


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Octopus scientists : exploring the mind of a mollusk [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Montgomery, Sy 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)

BTSB #: 652334 Available

Dewey: 594/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.8 MG RC: 8.6 3-5 Lexile: 1020

Subjects: Octopuses


Summary: Explores the mind of the mollusk to uncover the secrets of its advanced intelligence and learn what these thinking, feeling creatures have to teach us about the oceans, its animals, and ourselves.


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Orca scientists [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Perez Valice, Kim 

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BTSB #: 901737 Available

Dewey: 599.53/NAges: 10-12   
AR: 7.5 MG Lexile: 1100

Subjects: Killer whales Killer whales - Conservation Marine biologists - United States


Summary: Follow the scientists working in the Pacific Northwest to learn about the orca whale population there, as they race to save these remarkable mammals from extinction.


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Polar bear scientists [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Lourie, Peter 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)

BTSB #: 588199 Available

Dewey: 599.786/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 8.3 MG RC: 11.9 3-5 Lexile: 1260 NC

Subjects: Polar bear - Research Biologists


Summary: Follow scientists as they scan the vast Alaskan wilderness for these amazing creatures.


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