Publisher's description for The snake scientist / Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Nic Bishop.

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Counter Dr. Robert Mason, the current recipient of the National Science Foundation's Young Investigator Award, has been studying a mysterious phenomenon for over fifteen years - one of the most extraordinary events of the natural world - the reemergence from a winter spent in a state of suspended animation in subterranean caverns of tens of thousands of red-sided garter snakes - the world's largest concentration of snakes. The work of scientists can often seem mysterious and intimidating to the nonscientist. No longer! Introducing an exciting perspective on the important work of scientists in all areas of research and study. Scientists in the Field show people immersed in the unpredictable and dynamic natural world, making science more accessible, relevant, and exciting to young readers. Far from the research laboratory, these books show first-hand adventures in the great outdoors - adventures with a purpose. From climbing into a snake den with thousands of slithering snakes to tracking wolves

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Thamnophis sirtalis Juvenile literature, Snakes Research Juvenile literature, Mason, Robert Thomas, 1959- Juvenile literature, Garter snakes, Snakes, Zoologists