The Snowy Owl Scientist by Mark Wilson audiobook

The Snowy Owl Scientist

By Mark Wilson
Read by Mark Wilson

HarperAudio, Clarion Books 9780358329596

The Scientists in the Field Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212049825

  • ISBN: 9798200946662

  • ISBN: 9798200946679

Runtime: 2.32 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Are the snowy owls in trouble? Venture into the Alaskan arctic and the summer realm of these predator birds to find out. Discover the diverse species necessary to owl survival, how climate change is affecting the landscape of their nesting site of past millennia, and what it takes to do field research in this action-packed addition to the award-winning Scientists in the Field series.

It's July on Alaska's North Slope, and scientist Denver Holt is in Utqiagvik surveying nests. Denver has been coming here since 1992, and the snowy owls he studies have been coming here much longer: thousands of years.

With its mix of coastal, low-elevation tundra and a rich presence of lemmings, the North Slope is the only area in Alaska where snowy owls regularly nest. How do snowy owls decide where they will nest? How do they manage to arrive at locations where food will be abundant? What drives the success of these delicate tundra ecosystems? These are the mysteries Denver is trying to solve to help ensure a bright future for these elegant hunters.

Supplemental PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Author Bio: Mark Wilson

Author Bio: Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson has been writing about and photographing wild-life (especially birds) since middle school, where his classmates dubbed him “Birdman” at age twelve. After thirty-plus years of working as a newspaper photographer and columnist, he now hosts science-based live-owl programs with his wife, Marcia. They care for fifteen non-releasable raptors, including a snowy owl. Check out their website: eyesonowls.com.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Runtime: 2.32
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English