In this large-format book, the editors of YES Mag
, a Canadian science magazine for children, offer six stories of scientists who used detective skills in their work. The cases considered are the New York typhoid outbreak of 1906; the precipitous population decline of vultures in India, Nepal, and Pakistan in 1999; the discovery of a 4,000-year-old corpse preserved in a glacier; a successful search for diamonds in Canada's far north; the discovery of the structure of DNA; and the search for the cause of a mysterious plane crash in 1998. Sidebars fill in related facts and stories, while five projects present hands-on activities. The volume includes no documentation. Along with many photos, quirky, colorful illustrations sometimes offer touches of humor as well as visual information. Recommended for larger collections. Carolyn PhelanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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(Includes) enough specific detail to keep young detectives engaged.
Books like this make science more interesting, and vital to young people, and encourage them to participate in community projects ?