The Whale Scientists: Solving the Mystery of Whale Strandings (Scientists in the Field) A Junior Library Guild Selection

The Whale Scientists Solving the Mystery of Whale Strandings Scientists in the Field A Junior Library Guild Selection They began as land creatures Then for plentiful food or so scientists believe whales made the water their home and evolved into the colossal majestic creatures of the sea that we know today the sa

  • Title: The Whale Scientists: Solving the Mystery of Whale Strandings (Scientists in the Field) A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Author: Fran Hodgkins
  • ISBN: 9780618556731
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
  • They began as land creatures Then, for plentiful food, or so scientists believe, whales made the water their home and evolved into the colossal, majestic creatures of the sea that we know today the same majestic creatures that humans learned to hunt and kill first for food and then for oil, soap, candles, furniture, and even waspwaist corsets Rich in meat, blubber,They began as land creatures Then, for plentiful food, or so scientists believe, whales made the water their home and evolved into the colossal, majestic creatures of the sea that we know today the same majestic creatures that humans learned to hunt and kill first for food and then for oil, soap, candles, furniture, and even waspwaist corsets Rich in meat, blubber, bone, and baleen, the whale served so many purposes for humans that its stranding was seen as a gift from the sea.But now, with their numbers diminished worldwide, whales have become the subject of scientific study Humans hunt now for a deeper understanding of cetaceans Why would the world s largest mammal do something that would most likely cause it to die Around the world, scientists are trying to find the answer.

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    1. A deep book though a little dry which seemed odd given the topicOK, I couldn't resist. The puns are right there. Waiting for me. Seriously, a solid book about whales with focus on stranding. Honestly I had no idea it happened that often. Or that there were so many different types of whales. Or so much work put into solving the riddles of why whales strand. Overall this is a great series with one more solid offering to the list of titles. There's enough pictures to keep young readers interested, [...]

    2. I had just read in some esoteric book about U.S. government experiments with underwater sonar being responsible for whale strandings before picking up this book. I thought it was one of those paranoid conspiracy theories, but the same theory is also mentioned in this book, another volume in the Scientists in the Field series. Whale scientists are trying to determine what causes whales to strand, and underwater sonar tests is just one theory of several. Prolonged exposure to these sounds may be s [...]

    3. Reviewed by Me for TeensReadTooWhale strandings are, unfortunately, a very real problem. In 2002 alone, the Cape Cod Stranding Network responded to 296 strandings, including one mass stranding. So what, exactly, causes whales to become stranded on the beach? Scientists and marine biologists have no clear-cut answers, but they have several theories. Hearing damage, confusing geography, magnetic attractions, illness and injury, toxins, and instinctual whale behavior all seem to play a part in caus [...]

    4. Genre: Informational/Junior BookThis book provides some history on whale and human interaction, and discusses the mystery of whale strandings and possible causes.Science Content and Reading Level.I am interested to know the age level that this series of books is geared toward. The book is very informative on the topic of whales and strandings, but this is a complex topic and some of the vocabulary seems would be difficult for even a mature reader. The book does include a nice glossary at the end [...]

    5. 1. Junior Book-Informational2. Due to multiple stranding of whales on the beach, researchers have been studying the causes for this issue. Even though stranding still occurs often, researchers are able to get more information from each whale which will decrease stranding and increase the whale population.3a. Unknown science3b. This book provides many details that we don’t hear about regularly. It provided details on prehistoric whales and some of the possible causes of stranded whales3c. Durin [...]

    6. This nonfiction provides a fairly thorough introduction for young readers to the whale world. The first chapter explains whale genealogy, evolution, and whaling history/human encounters. This provides a perfect transition into the next couple of chapters which discuss the mystery of whale strandings and their causes; hearing damage, magnetic attractions, weather, and injury or illness to name a few. The book also covers the data and information that scientists are collecting from such strandings [...]

    7. This non-fiction book from the Houghton Mifflin’s Scientists in the Field series tells the story of whale standing in a disappointing way. From beginning to end, the story seems disjointed and does not engage the reader. The designer of the book pays little attention to how the pictures and the text interact and the pictures seem dated and distract from the story. The most interesting parts of the book, the sections about whale strandings, are short and interspersed with unnecessary informatio [...]

    8. An interesting and informative book about whales and theories about why they strand. Hodgkins starts with the evolution of whales and a brief history of humans' interaction with whales. She then goes into information about whale strandings and examines several theories as to why whales might strand. She includes several pages of source notes, a glossary, and an index at the end. Hand this one to your favorite young marine biologist wannabe.

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