The Frog Scientist (scientists In The Field Series)
- Number of Pages: 64
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
The critically acclaimed Scientist in the Field book about how one boy's interest in backyard science inspired a profession in scientific discovery. Whilst scientists about the globe discovered frogs were dying of habitat loss and disease, Tyrone learned one of the most generally employed pesticide in the United States, atrazine, might also play a role. Growing up in South Carolina, Tyrone Hayes didn't worry about pesticides. When he tested it in his Berkeley lab, it caused some of the males to mutate into half-male, half-female frogs. He wanted to understand what was happening and why, so he traveled America to perform the research and find out. He just liked to collect frogs, and later found his calling in an amphibian analysis lab.
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