ERIC Number: EJ720867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
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Connect the Book: The Tarantula Scientist
Brodie, Carolyn S.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v22 n2 p53-55 Oct 2005
This column describes the book, "The Tarantula Scientist," that features the work of arachnologist Sam Marshall, a scientist who studies spiders and their eight-legged relatives. Marshall is one of only four or five scientists who specializes in the study of tarantulas. The informative text and outstanding photographs follow Sam as he takes a tarantula research expedition to French Guiana. The book includes much additional information in the back such as how to handle tarantulas, details about the research for the book, a glossary, a bibliography, website addresses, French Guiana information, and an index. Another section in the back allows the reader to connect to a list of interesting facts about tarantulas. A list of related books, videos, websites, and classroom activities is also provided.
Descriptors: Scientists, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Foreign Countries, Animals, Book Reviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: French Guiana