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Park scientists : gila monsters, geysers, and grizzly bears in America's own backyard

Author: Mary Kay Carson; Tom Uhlman
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014] ©2014
Series: Scientists in the field.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The national parks have been called "America's best idea" -- and some of the best scientific ideas are happening right now inside these protected American spaces that welcome more than 270 million visitors each year. Meet up with scientists studying geysers, grizzlies, salamanders, cacti, and fireflies in some of America's most treasured places: our national parks.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Kay Carson; Tom Uhlman
ISBN: 9780547792682 0547792689
OCLC Number: 865452237
Target Audience: Age 10-14.; Grade 4 to 6.; Middle Grade.; 1040
Description: 76 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Contents: America's natural laboratories & living museums --
Park brief: Yellowstone National Park --
Natural wonders of water & heat --
Yellowstone's biggest bears --
Park brief: Saguaro National Park --
Tracking monsters --
Counting cacti --
Park brief: Great Smoky Mountains National Park --
Smoky Mountains salamanders --
A living light show.
Series Title: Scientists in the field.
Responsibility: Mary Kay Carson ; with photographs by Tom Uhlman.

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The national parks have been called "America's best idea" -- and some of the best scientific ideas are happening right now inside these protected American spaces that welcome more than 270 million visitors each year. Meet up with scientists studying geysers, grizzlies, salamanders, cacti, and fireflies in some of America's most treasured places: our national parks.

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