Life on Surtsey: Iceland's Upstart Island

by Loree Griffin Burns

In this addition to the Scientists in the Field series, readers join scientists as they tackle something unusual in the world of ecosystems: colonization. Not a colonization by people, but one of cells, seeds, spores, and other life forms that blow in, fly in, float in, and struggle to survive on the beautiful but harsh new island of Surtsey.  

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9781328828835
  • ISBN-10: 1328828832
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 11/14/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 1
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    ?  "An amazing science adventure well worth the trip." — Kirkus, starred review 


    ? "Burns clearly conveys the long hours and spare conditions for such work... as well as the research team’s unmitigated enthusiasm....Appendices offer insights into Iceland’s culture and extreme climate, all of which enrich this unique demonstration of life’s awe-inspiring tenacity." —Booklist, starred review 


    ?"A plethora of curriculum connections make this a STEM title not to miss; budding scientists will return to this again and again."--School Library Journal, STARRED review 


    "Burns, who traveled with Icelandic researchers to Surtsey, meticulously documents every detail of life in a remote field station, from the particulars of trapping insects to the extremes taken to minimize human impact on the island."--Horn Book

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