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 300 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. Another great addition to the Scientists in the Field series.
* "A well-written, unique, carefully organized treat for nature lovers and investigators."—School Library Journal, starred review
America’s national parks have been called the country’s “best idea,” and some of the best scientific ideas are happening inside these protected spaces. There are geysers and grizzlies in Yellowstone, Gila monsters and saguaro cacti in southern Arizona, and the world’s only known population of red-cheeked salamanders in the Great Smoky Mountains. And in some parks you can roll up your sleeves and actively participate as a citizen scientist. There is much to see, do and learn, right here in America’s own backyard!
"A welcome demonstration of the breadth of possibilities in scientific work"
"With a conversationist bent, Carson describes just how accessible these real-life 'natural laboratories and living museums' are and how each individual can act with the same spirit of inquiry as the scientist-explorers detailed here."
* "A well-written, unique, carefully organized treat for nature lovers and investigators."
—School Library Journal, starred review
"Kids anticipating a trip to one of these parks may want to study up now and show off their impressive vocabularies when they arrive."
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