Scientists race to control the wild pony population of Assateague Island, Virginia. The horses' remarkable survival story is photographed and described in illustrious and rare detail in this marvelous addition to the successful series.
Wild horses have roamed the shores of Assateague Island for centuries. As their population increases, however, they risk damaging the delicate area's ecosystem and being taken off the island. Dr. Ron Keiper and Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick have each made these wild horses their lives' work.
Descriptive prose, solid science, and never-before-seen images of the reclusive Assateague herds reveal their fierce and untamed beauty.
"[The] latest title in the consistently interesting Scientists in the Field series . . . A science title with wide potential appeal."
"Well researched, clearly written, and quite informative, this handsome book offers close-up views of scientists at work and why their work matters."
—Booklist, starred review
"The information—a combination of lab and field science details and personal observation—is accessible and engaging."
"As with other titles in this series, the photography is outstanding, and the images of horses going about their daily business in all kinds of conditions put them front and center. . . . A worth complement to most collections."
—School Library Journal, starred review
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