Book reviews for At Home with the Beaver: The Story of a Keystone Species
This book’s text and gorgeous photos show how beavers create an environment for thousands of living things. Their ponds become homes for microscopic life, fish, birds, turtles, and more.
One of the great satisfactions of researching and writing nonfiction is learning to be able to see the world through the eyes of people with a variety of views on a subject.
Here is a complete list of my published books, from newest to oldest, all the way back to 1973, when one color on a book jacket was exciting, and an occasional black and white illustration with lots of text was normal. How things have changed!! Pika Country: Climate Change …
Have you heard about the “butterfly effect,” the idea that one small change can bring about big changes over time? This idea is important in the study of ecology, which deals with the interactions of living things and their environments. Each element of an ecosystem has its place. When one …
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803-1806 explored the American West along the Missouri River, then over the Continental Divide to the Columbia River and on to the Pacific Coast. The journals that resulted provide lots of interesting information and stories from the journey.
Author Dorothy Patent and photographer Bill Muñoz follow golden retriever Irah as he learns how to be a service dog and then a Guide Dog for the Blind.
Learn how scientists are studying this unique species to help it survive an unusual kind of cancer that has been ravaging the Tasmanian devil populations. They study the genetics, ecology, and immunology of the devils to unravel the disease’s secrets.
Dogs and people work together to achieve many different goals using the dog’s amazing sense of smell. They find trapped earthquake and avalanche victims, stashes of dangerous drugs, nasty invasive weeds, and more.