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The Resource The frog scientist, Pamela S. Turner ; photographs by Andy Comins

The frog scientist, Pamela S. Turner ; photographs by Andy Comins

Label
The frog scientist
Title
The frog scientist
Statement of responsibility
Pamela S. Turner ; photographs by Andy Comins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A capitivating and beautifully photographed Scientists in the Field title about a man trying to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, on us. When Tyrone Hayes was growing up in South Carolina, he didn<U+2019>t worry about pesticides. He just liked to collect frogs. Tyrone<U+2019>s interest in science led him to Harvard University, and though he struggled at first, he found his calling in the research lab of an amphibian scientist. Meanwhile, scientists discovered that all around the globe, frogs were dying. The decline has many causes, including habitat loss and disease. Tyrone discovered that the most commonly used pesticide in the United States, atrazine, may also play a role. Tyrone tested atrazine on frogs in his lab at Berkeley. He found that the chemical caused some of the male frogs to develop into bizarre half-male, half-female frogs. What was going on? That<U+2019>s what Tyrone wants to find out. -- Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
597.8/917279
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
QL668.E2
LC item number
T875 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Scientists in the field
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The frog scientist, Pamela S. Turner ; photographs by Andy Comins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 54-55) and index
Contents
Frog squad -- Frog kid -- Fragile frogs -- Amphibian ark -- Follow the water -- Tyrone's question -- Nature's answer -- Independence, persistence, prudence...and balance -- Glossary -- Featured frogs and toads -- Helping frogs in your community -- Websites -- Of special interest to educators -- Multimedia -- Selected scientific bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm.
Extent
58 p.
Isbn
9780618717163
Lccn
2008039770
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
ocn254527328
Label
The frog scientist, Pamela S. Turner ; photographs by Andy Comins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 54-55) and index
Contents
Frog squad -- Frog kid -- Fragile frogs -- Amphibian ark -- Follow the water -- Tyrone's question -- Nature's answer -- Independence, persistence, prudence...and balance -- Glossary -- Featured frogs and toads -- Helping frogs in your community -- Websites -- Of special interest to educators -- Multimedia -- Selected scientific bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm.
Extent
58 p.
Isbn
9780618717163
Lccn
2008039770
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
ocn254527328

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