Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife (Scientists in the Field Series)
by Amy Cherrix
HMH Books for Young Readers | October 2018 | eISBN 978-1-328-53485-9 | ePUB | 14 mb
What happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there's a boom in the population? Part field science, part conservation science, Backyard Bears looks at black bears and other animals around the globe who are rapidly becoming our neighbors in urban and suburban areas.
North Carolina's black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. Can humans and bears live compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? Author Amy Cherrix follows the scientists who, in cooperation with local citizens, are trying to answer to these questions and more.
About the Author
Amy Cherrix holds a Master's degree in children's literature from Simmons College and works as a children's book buyer at a fiercely independent bookstore. She is the author of Scientists in the Field title Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code. Visit her at amycherrix.com.