The Wild Horse Scientists

The Wild Horse Scientists

Book - 2013
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Dr. Ron Keiper and Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick have both, in their own unique way, made the wild horses of Assateague Island, Maryland their lives' work. Experience Dr. Keiper's handwritten notes--taken over countless watchful hours in the field--which are both a diary and a scientific log that chart the lives of his equine subjects, some of nature's greatest survivors. And follow Dr. Kirkpatrick from the lab to the field as he works tirelessly to find a way to manage the horsepopulation with a birth control vaccine, and helps keep the precarious balance of Assateague's ecosystem intact.Descriptive prose meets solid science as author Kay Frydenborg offers a rare glimpse into the wild herds of Assateague, sharing beautiful photos of the Assateague herds in their island home and of both of the scientists at work--some of them never seen before.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
ISBN: 9780547518312
Branch Call Number: J 599. 6655 FRY
Characteristics: 80 p. : col. ill., col. maps, col. ports.

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snicholson76 Apr 18, 2013

This was a fascinating book that primarily focused on the wild horses on Assateague Island and the efforts that have been made to humanely control their population. Appropriate for readers in grades 5 and up.

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