Scientists in the Field

Time to Celebrate

Do you know what week it is? Children’s Book Week—“the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.” And while this may be a departure from our usual celebrations concerning cephalopods, sharks, and other intriguing creatures, … Read more

One Manatee, Two Manatee…

In Scientist in the Field book The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species, author Peter Lourie follows Dr. John Reynolds in his scientific studies and conservation efforts to help save and learn more about Florida manatees. At one point, Dr. Reynolds describes … Read more

New Species Alert!

Here’s a riddle for you: What walks on six legs but has an extra pair of extendable legs that stretch to check surroundings and hunt prey? Well, eight new species of arachnids that feature “a pair of elongated whiplike legs that … Read more

Did You Know…

That January 24, 2016 marked the 12 year anniversary of NASA rover Opportunity’s landing on Mars? Often called “the Indiana Jones of Mars,” Opportunity was initially expected to survive for merely three Earthen months on the Martian planet! Wonder what … Read more

New Year, New Books Part 3

Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt by Mary Kay Carson with photographs by Tom Uhlman will be available Fall 2016 and follows the exciting journey of New Horizons–a spacecraft the size of a piano–as it makes … 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

Last Sumatran Zoo Rhino Heads to Indonesia

I’ll probably never see a Sumatran rhino again. Eight-year-old Harapan is leaving the Cincinnati Zoo for Indonesia soon. Harry is the sole member of his species viewable by the public anywhere in the world. Sumatran rhinos no longer live in any other zoos. Harapan … Read more

Award News

Congrats are in order to Scientist in the Field author Sy Montgomery whose adult book The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness was named a Nonfiction 2015 National Book Award Finalist. In an interview … Read more

Transforming Trash

Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer is a leading expert on ocean flotsam and jetsam and in the Scientists in the Field book Tracking Trash by Loree Griffin Burns, he says, “We can see the movement of trash by the great ocean currents … Read more

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