With a uniquely diverse living outdoor laboratory, Yellowstone National Park offers researchers and scientists from around the world an opportunity to study a wide range of subjects throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems in the world. This 48-page book helps young readers learn about research – past and present – in this unique natural laboratory.
The Natural Laboratory: Scientists in National Parks series takes a look at the research and responsibilities of scientists working in U.S. national parks. Each 7.5" x 10" photo-filled book explores the topography of the park, its natural resources, the specific projects that have been undertaken there and why these projects are significant. Each 48-page book in the series also features quotes from scientists working in the featured park, to better explain to readers how and why things are done.
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|Publisher:||Rourke Educational Media|
|Series:||Natural Laboratories: Scientists in National Parks|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 14 Years|
Table of Contents
Wildlife Researchers 10
Volcanoes and Earthquakes 29
Geysers and Extremophiles 32
Climate Science 40
Show What You Know 47
Further Reading 47
About the Author 48