Announcing a Fascinating Book for Stimulating Logical and Scientific Thinking in Gifted Students.

 

WHY DON’T BIRDS GET LOST?

Differentiated Studies in Bird Migration: Upper Elementary through Secondary Levels

ISBN 0-910609-49-7

 

BY FRANKLIN H. BRONSON, Ph.D.    

School of Biological Sciences

University of Texas at Austin

 

(Science in Action Series for Gifted Students)

 

COST: $18.00 + $1.80 (10% P&H). Total = $19.80

 


“This exciting book will help gifted students to think and act like a scientist. I highly recommend it for the differentiated classroom.” Michael E. Walters, Ed.D., Educator and Gifted Program Specialist

 

Written by a professor of biology who is an expert in animal behavior.

 

The subject matter can be used as part of a biology or psychology course, or as a resource for independent study.

 

Promotes an Inquiry Learning Approach to solving the mystery of bird migration and homing.

 

The author clearly shows how scientists engage in problem solving and conduct experiments to understand bird and mammalian homing behavior.

 

Contains extensive Questions and Answers for each chapter. These Questions and Answers are one of the highlights of this book because they stimulate gifted students to reason about and analyze each problem concerned with homing and migration.

 

Contains a list of hard copy and Internet resources that gifted students can use to expand their understanding of birds and mammals.

 

Sixteen illustrations are included that show different research techniques and homing activities.


About the Author --

Frank Bronson is a Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin.  Prior to moving to Texas he was a Staff Scientist at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.  His PhD was awarded in Zoology and was earned at Pennsylvania State University.  He has written over 170 scientific papers, numerous chapters in multi-authored books and one single-authored book, "Mammalian Reproductive Biology," published in 1989 by the University of Chicago Press.  He is on the editorial board of two scientific journals and a frequent reviewer for several more journals in several countries.  He has studied mammals in  the rain forests of Trinidad, a cloud forest in Costa Rica, the llanos of Venezuela, on the Amazon River in Peru, the temperate forests of Australia, and at Chernobyl in Ukraine, as well as several regions in the United States.  In his spare time he writes and fly fishes for trout and salmon.


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