Scientists in the Field

Crows Aren’t the Only Smart Birds in Town

Readers of Scientists in the Field title Crow Smarts, by Pamela S. Turner and Andy Comins, know that being called a “bird brain” should be considered the highest form of flattery–especially where New Caledonian crows are involved! New Caledonian crows … Read more

There Was an Old Frog Who Swallowed a Cricket

If you’re anything like Dr. Tyrone Hayes, whose groundbreaking research is the focus of Scientists in the Field title The Frog Scientist, you might find frogs fascinating–or at least fun to look at when you’re out exploring! Dr. Hayes’ work … Read more

A New Species of Tool-Using Crow

As described in the newest “Scientists in the Field” title, CROW SMARTS, the New Caledonian crow is famous for its tool-using and tool-making abilities. As it turns out, another crow species may also be a natural tool-user: the Hawaiian crow, … Read more

New Year, New Books Part 2

Considering how intelligent crows are, birdbrained doesn’t quite seem like an insult! To see for yourself just how clever and adaptive crows can be, check out the video below shot by photographer Andy Comins. And to learn more about these extraordinary … Read more

Dolphins in the Wild

In Dolphins of Shark Bay, author Pamela S. Turner brings up some thought-provoking questions: “Is it okay to keep dolphins in public aquariums and swim-with-the-dolphins programs because it’s educational (for humans)? Is it okay to keep dolphins for research? Is … Read more

Could Kermit be a Real Frog?

Ever wonder where Kermit the Frog got his dashing good looks from? Well, recently a new species of frog with a striking similarity to the beloved Muppet was discovered in Costa Rica. You can read more about the Kermit doppelganger … Read more

Report from New Caledonia Part 4: Crow Freedom Week!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like be in the field researching a book for the Scientists in the Field series? Here’s the day-by-day, play-by-play, behind-the-scenes story of Crow Smarts (2016), the amazing story of New Caledonian crows, famous for … Read more

Report from New Caledonia Part 3: Are Crows Smarter than a First-Grader?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like be in the field researching a book for the Scientists in the Field series? Here’s the day-by-day, play-by-play, behind-the-scenes story of Crow Smarts (2016), the amazing story of New Caledonian crows, famous for … Read more

Report from New Caledonia, Part 2: Searching for the Holy Grail

Have you ever wondered what it’s like be in the field researching a book for the Scientists in the Field series? Here’s the day-by-day, play-by-play, behind-the-scenes story of Crow Smarts (2016), the amazing story of New Caledonian crows, famous for … Read more

Report from New Caledonia: Behind the scenes with CROW SMARTS!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like be in the field researching one of these books? Here’s the day-by-day, play-by-play, behind-the-scenes story of CROW SMARTS. Coming in 2016, CROW SMARTS tells the amazing story of New Caledonian crows, famous for … Read more

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