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.
Young horse lovers can learn about the many ways people at different times and places have dressed up their horses in special ways.
Young readers can peer into the private lives of these powerful birds as they feed and protect their chicks with gentle care. They’ll also learn how scientists are using osprey chicks to study contamination in a river from heavy metals from earlier mining.
This book for the whole family follows Camas, a bison calf growing up on the American Prairie Reserve, through the year, exploring, learning, and enduring hazards as the seasons come and go. Sidebars provide more information about bison life.
This article about my personal celebration of the Lewis & Clark expedition of 1804-1806 by reporter Daryl Gadbow appeared in our local newspaper, the Missoulian in June, 2003. I think you’ll find the information about the expedition and about my research for the three books I wrote about the journey interesting. …