When Paul Flaherty goes to work, he climbs into a four-engine WP-3D Orionturboprop plane and heads directly into the eye of a hurricane. Miles below, Hazel Barton's job in microbiology takes her to the depths of the world's most treacherous caves. And on the other side of the top soil ,way, way above the forest floor, Stephen Sillett passes his days (and sometimes his nights) in the canopies of the tallest trees on earth.
Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places (Scientists in the Field Series)
HMH Books for Young Readers 2014
Welcome to the work--and worlds--of extreme scientists. From hurricanes to caves to the crowns of towering redwoods, these scientists battle some of the earth's most intense conditions in order to save lives, preserve species, and help us to better understand the way our planet works.--from the publisher
80 pages 978-0544250031 Ages 9-13