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The Frog Scientist

By Pamela S Turner

The critically acclaimed Scientist in the Field book about how one boy’s interest in backyard science inspired a career in scientific discovery.

When Tyrone Hayes was growing up in South Carolina, he didn’t worry about pesticides. He just liked to collect frogs. Tyrone’s interest in science led him to Harvard University, and though he struggled at first, he found his calling in the research lab of an amphibian scientist.

Meanwhile, scientists discovered that all around the globe, frogs were dying. The decline has many causes, including habitat loss and disease. Tyrone discovered that the most commonly used pesticide in the United States, atrazine, may also play a role. Tyrone tested atrazine on frogs in his lab at Berkeley. He found that the chemical caused some of the male frogs to develop into bizarre half-male, half-female frogs. What was going on? That’s what Tyrone wants to find out.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • C 597.89 Tur, Children's NonFiction
  • C 597.89 Tur, Children's NonFiction

Publish Date

2009

ISBN

9780618717163


Format: Book
Author: Turner, Pamela S
Summary: Tyrone Hayes works to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, us.
Title: The frog scientist / Pamela S. Turner ; photographs by Andy Comins.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009.
Subject: Hayes, Tyrone -- Juvenile literature. Frogs -- Effect of pesticides on -- Juvenile literature. Atrazine -- Physiological effect -- Juvenile literature. Scientists, Black -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9780618717163 (reinforced) 0618717161 (reinforced)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 597.89 Tur
Oclc: 254527328
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Bib Id: 334207

Format: Book
Author: Turner, Pamela S.
Summary: Tyrone Hayes works to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, us.
Title: The frog scientist / Pamela S. Turner ; photographs by Andy Comins.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009.
Description: 58 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm.
Series: Scientists in the field
Series: Scientists in the field
Subjects: Hayes, Tyrone -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Frogs -- Effect of pesticides on -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Atrazine -- Physiological effect -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Scientists, Black -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Comins, Andy
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 54-55) and index.
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection
LCCN: 2008039770
ISBN: 9780618717163 (reinforced)
ISBN: 0618717161 (reinforced)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 597.89 Tur