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The frog scientist (edition 2009)

by Pamela S. Turner, Andy Comins

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Title:The frog scientist
Authors:Pamela S. Turner
Other authors:Andy Comins
Info:Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009.
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Non-Fiction, Science, Biography

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This book looks at how the pesticide atrazine was affecting frog populations in America which was researched by Dr. Tyrone Hayes. The book looks at the history of Dr. Tyrone Hayes which went didn't always excel in school but ended up achieving great success. What makes the book great for children is all the wonderful photos of frogs.
  jh33 | Dec 14, 2014 |
The photographs in this book are fantastic, so detailed and vivid. I loved frogs as a child and even had a few when I was 12. I like how this book gives the background of the researcher, Tyronne. It gives hope to someone who might not have the best grades, but they can still go onto become a scientist. I also like the idea that this book brings into light the use of pesticides in our environment and how it affects poor little creatures like frogs. It's important for children to know what is going on in this world.
  InstantLaila | Dec 8, 2014 |
The Frog Scientist tells the story of Dr. Tyrone Hayes and his students as they study the effect of the pesticide atrazine on frogs and the possibility that it is feminizing male frogs. From details of their work in the field and in the lab the reader is presented with a through description of the scientific method. We also get a glimpse into Tyrone's personal life and how he chose to become a scientist.
  ryckecraw | Dec 2, 2014 |
This book is very informative. It teaches all about a variety of frogs. It follows one particular scientists, Dr. Tyrone Hayes. It talks about his background information and his love of frogs, which began as a child.

This book would be great to use in a science class to do research on different types of frogs. This book would be great to recommend to a student who just loves learning about new animals as well. ( )
  ashleyschifano | Nov 25, 2014 |
This book is an informational selection from the Scientists in the Field collection. Tyrone, the main character, graduated from Harvard studying in a research lab for an amphibian scientist. In this book we learn about the decline in amphibians and some reasons include habitat loss, pesticides and fungal diseases. The pictures are guaranteed to capture students attention. Fun Fact: Tyrone named his daughter Kassina after the scientific name for a group of African frogs. The research and documentation of the experiments make this book a good choice for a science class for grades 5-8. ( )
  epoche | Nov 23, 2014 |
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Gr 5-8--Being raised in then strictly segregated Columbia, SC, couldn't keep a smart young African-American man out of college, even prestigious Harvard University. Floundering in an unfamiliar milieu, Tyrone Hayes caught the attention of a serious science professor who recognized tire potential of this struggling student and became his mentor. Turner's lucid text and Comins's clear color photos follow Hayes's developing career to his present respected place as a gifted member of the scientific community. Researching the effects of atrazine-contaminated water on vulnerable amphibians, he is surrounded by the "Frog Squad," a group of enthusiastic students pouncing on flogs in ponds or collecting careful data in the lab. Grinning from pierced ear to pierced ear (and that is a story in itself), the genial scientist nurtures his assistants, encouraging their enthusiasms while demanding serious work. Of the same sterling quality as Sy Montgomery's engaging The Tarantula Scientist (2004) or her exciting Quest for the Tree Kangaroo (2006, both Houghton), this new addition to a stellar series opens an upbeat window to the adult application of youthful enthusiasms.--Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618717161, Hardcover)

A capitivating and beautifully photographed Scientists in the Field title about a man trying to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, on us.

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.

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Tyrone Hayes works to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, us.

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