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Life on Surtsey : Iceland's Upstart Island - by Loree Griffin Burns (Hardcover)

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On November 14, 1963, a volcano fifteen miles off the shore of Iceland exploded under the sea, resulting in a brand-new island. Scientists immediately recognized Surtsey for what it was: an opportunity to observe the way life takes hold.  

Loree Griffin Burns follows entomologist Erling Ólafsson on a five-day trip to Surtsey, where since 1970 he has studied the arrival and survival of insects and other species. Readers see how demanding conditions on Surtsey can be, what it’s like to eat and work while making the smallest impact possible, and the passion driving these remarkable scientists in one of the world’s most unique fields ever! 
Number of Pages: 73
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Series Title: Scientists in the Field
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Loree Griffin Burns
Language: English
Street Date: November 14, 2017
TCIN: 52147511
UPC: 9780544687233
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-1206
MSRPReg: $18.99 Save $5.70 (30% off)

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