Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series)


Not all scientists live where they work, harvest their own subjects, or use information passed down from generation after generation of Inupiaq Eskimos (Alaskan Native peoples) to help learn about the bowhead whale. Arctic whale scientist Craig George is the son of children’s author Jean Craighead George, and out on the ice with the whales and the whalers in Barrow, Alaska is where this Arctic whale scientist works. He has studied them for nearly thirty years and the mysteries these creatures hold never fail to amaze him. Join Craig at the top of the world, where the days and nights are long, the people full of stories, and the bowhead whale is at the center of it all.--from the publisher

80 pages   978-0618777099       Ages 9-13


Care to hold a giant bowhead eyeball?  Want to peer into the enormous mysterious space of a whale's stomach?  Join whale scientist John Craighead George as he follows and studies the world of the bowhead whale in the gorgeous icy space known as the Arctic.   Having spent 30 years studying the whales and finding a respectful place within the Iñupiat  (Alaskan Native Peoples) community of Alaska, George dedicates his work to building our knowledge of this fascinating species while honoring the thousand-year-old traditions practiced still vital today and the dignity and viability of the whales themselves.

80 pages   9781772271621   Ages 9-13

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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