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The call of the osprey

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Muñoz, William, illustrator.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015].
Physical Desc:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Middle School.
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This meticulously researched and photographed account follows three University of Montana scientists and their interdisciplinary work with osprey: fish-catching birds with gigantic nests and a family that functions with teamwork and cooperation. Today the osprey is studied to monitor the effects of mercury on living things. The osprey hunts in a very small area around its large nest and so scientists can pinpoint where mercury is coming from. In Missoula, Montana, the scientists have been following ospreys for six years, collecting data on the amount of contaminants found on their feathers and in their blood. The rivers and streams in Western Montana are still suffering effects from inappropriate mining activities performed more than a hundred years ago. This man-made pollution is still dangerous to people and to wildlife.

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9780544232686, 0544232682
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"A stunning addition to the Scientists in the Field series that explores mercury pollution found in the rivers and streams of Western Montana that might cause harm to humans--and the extinction of the entire osprey species."--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
Middle School.
Target Audience
Ages 10-14.
Target Audience
Grades 7 to 8.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,7.6.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Patent, D. H., & Muñoz, W. (2015). The call of the osprey. Boston ; New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw and William, Muñoz. 2015. The Call of the Osprey. Boston ; New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw and William, Muñoz, The Call of the Osprey. Boston ; New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw,, and William Muñoz. The Call of the Osprey. Boston ; New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Print.

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