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The bald eagle returns
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.
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Publication Information:
New York : Clarion Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
xi, 68 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 x 26 cm
Describes how bald eagles have recovered from the threat of extinction, how they raise their families, and why they are the national bird of the United States.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.9 1.0 58897.
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QL696.F32 P35 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QL696.F32 P35 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QL696.F32 P35 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction STEM
QL696.F32 P35 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QL696.F32 P35 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The inspiring story of the bald eagle's resurgence is the good news in this follow-up to WHERE THE BALD EAGLES GATHER, published by Clarion in 1984. Full-color photographs and an updated text describe, in a handsome, newly designed format, the significant changes in the habitat and status of our national emblem. Young naturalists are sure to be encouraged by this account of a remarkably successful conservation effort, expertly documented by the same team that first helped to introduce young readers to the eagle's plight. Index.

Author Notes

William Munoz has an avid interest in ecology and the environment and has taken the photographs for a number of books written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Mr. Munoz lives in Hamilton, Montana. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the recipient of the Washington Post - Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her body of work, which includes more than 130 books for children and young adults on subjects ranging from biodiversity to the spirit bear. She lives with her husband in Missoula, Montana. You can learn more about her on her web site: ."

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-8. Patent and photographer William Munoz revisit the subject of an earlier collaboration, Where the Bald Eagles Gather (1984). Patent has borrowed a small portion of that text and updated and expanded it; Munoz's color photographs are all new. The earlier title documented efforts to save our national bird; this book celebrates the measures that have successfully downgraded the eagle from an endangered to a threatened species. But the focus isn't only on population growth. There is plenty of information for researchers on eagle anatomy, habitats, and hunting, mating, and eaglet-rearing. There's also a chapter on the eagle as icon in American, Native American, and several ancient cultures. Finally, Patent describes 10 different sites, from Florida to Washington, where young eagle watchers can go to observe the magnificent birds at various times of the year. Libraries having the earlier title should definitely consider adding this one, too, both for its expanded text and its rich photographs. --Randy Meyer

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-This revision of Where the Bald Eagles Gather (Clarion, 1984) has a triumphant new title; exciting new information about the status of our national bird; and crisp, beautiful, full-color photos. When the first book was written, bald eagles were endangered in 43 states and threatened in 5. The maps that open this new title show the amazing progress the species has made in fewer than 20 years. The earlier title focused on an area of Glacier National Park where hundreds of endangered eagles could be seen. Ironically, the revised book, which celebrates the growth of the eagle population because of positive human intervention, reports that the raptors no longer return to Glacier because that environment was damaged by misguided human interference intended to help them. Large parts of the book remain unchanged. Basic information on the appearance and habits of eagles has been retained. Anecdotes about human threats to eagles are the same (although the black-market price for their feathers has dramatically increased). The color photos are large, well captioned and carefully placed. In one sense, this title makes the old one obsolete, but comparing the two is a delightful experience in seeing how far both children's nonfiction books and the bald eagle have come.-Ellen Heath, Orchard School, Ridgewood, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.