The Frog Scientist

The Frog Scientist

Book - 2009
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The critically acclaimed Scientist in the Field book about how one boy's interest in backyard science inspired a career in scientific discovery.

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.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009
ISBN: 9780618717163
Branch Call Number: j597.8917 TUR
Characteristics: 58 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Comins, Andy


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All over the world, scientists are saying that there are fewer amphibians. Tyrone Hayes is one of those who are trying to figure out why, and what we can do about it.

xls3an Aug 21, 2012

I love everthing they talked about frogs and thrie photos

sweetkid1998 Aug 13, 2012

I liked the booke because it talked about animals and i like animals. I will reconeemnd this book to some one.

_hollister_ Jun 25, 2012

i loved all the cute frog pictures!! :D


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tanya curly Jun 18, 2012

Lupica has written another great book!!!! There is a lot of feeling and depth. You get an entirely new perspective not only on baseball/batboys but on life.

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