Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries From Perilous Places by Donna M. Jackson. A Scientists in the Field Book.
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publication Date: July 2014
List Price: $9.99
Review: Have you ever thought of flying into the eyes of hurricanes, or going super deep into caves??? Well Paul and Hazel have, and those are their extreme jobs!
Paul Flaherty - fearlessly flying WD-3D planes into the massive and windy eyes of hurricanes. Hazel Barton - using a rope and lowering herself into the dangerous caves of the world. Steve Sillett - going from treetop to treetop on rope, discovering the secrets of the forest around him through the trees. High in the sky or below the ground, these three scientists put themselves at risk, but they are doing it to gain knowledge for the present as well as future generations.
Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries From Perilous Places by Donna M. Jackson is a great book for anyone who likes to read about what other people do in their lives. Extreme Scientists might be for older kids because some of the words are a little hard to comprehend and understand. This action filled book tells the stories of three scientists' lives, their jobs, and why, how, and when they got these jobs. They explain the risks, but they also explain the rewards too. It is an informational book, but it is also entertaining to read. Jackson shares these stories in such an interesting way; it makes it fun to read about. I recommend this for anyone who likes stories of people's lives and just how extravagant they can be.
Review written by Faith (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries From Perilous Places for this review.
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