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Lourie, Peter

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Works: 30 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 13,817 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biography  History  Fiction 
Classifications: E99.E7, 305.8971
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Most widely held works by Peter Lourie
Arctic thaw : the people of the whale in a changing climate by Peter Lourie ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iñupiat people of Alaska's North Slope must learn to adjust to a changing climate that threatens to disrupt their ancient culture
Whaling season : a year in the life of an arctic whale scientist by Peter Lourie ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Craighead George is an Arctic whale scientist studying bowhead whales in Barrow, Alaska. He conducts his research in harmony with the cultural traditions of the Iñupiaq Eskimos, natives to the area, who have been hunting these whales for more than two thousand years
The manatee scientists : saving vulnerable species by Peter Lourie ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highlights the work scientists are doing to protect the manatee, an endangered species
The polar bear scientists by Peter Lourie ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the world there are probably fewer than 30 people who spend all or most of their effort working with polar bears. A veteran polar bear biologist, and the man in charge of Alaskan polar bear research for the past thirty years, Dr. Steven Amstrup has worked full time on polar bears since he joined the Polar Bear Project in 1980. The Polar Bear Project conducts ongoing research on polar bear populations and habitats in the Southern Beaufort Sea in Barrow, Alaska. Now under the leadership of George Durner, the Project has collected four decades of detailed, valuable data about how polar bears are responding to sea ice changes in the Arctic. This information has helped raised awareness about polar bears and their plight, and the same data may one day help scientists make new decisions for polar bear survival. Amstrup and Durner now spend most of their time 725 miles south of Barrow, Alaska at the University of Alaska, Anchorage campus, conducting research and drawing conclusions based on the discoveries that their team makes. Those scientists include polar bear biologists Kristin Simac and Mike Lockhart, based at times out of the abandoned Navy Arctic Research Laboratory in Barrow. Every spring scientists like Kristin and Mike go out for six to eight weeks to capture bears on the Southern Beaufort Sea. By capture one means "tranquilize, take samples and measurements, tag, and release" -- The Polar Bear Scientists begins on the first day of capture season and follows Kristin, Mike, and their helicopter mechanic as they fly through the skies over Barrow, looking for polar bears, and finding more water and less ice than they've seen in the past. The process of capturing polar bears is an exciting and challenging one. The polar bears have to be properly tranquilized in a safe area -- so just because the team spots a polar bear, doesn't mean they automatically try to capture it. Tranquilizing a bear too close to water or thin ice might mean the polar bear could stumble in and drown. It's also a challenge to tranq a mom bear and her babies, but when the opportunity presents itself, the team does its best to get the job done. Once they are on the ground with a captured bear, the research begins. All sorts of information and measurements are taken, blood is drawn, tags are affixed. What does it all mean? Are the polar bears getting smaller and moving further to find food every year? Is there more water and less ice than there was before? What can be done?"--
Lost treasure of the Inca by Peter Lourie ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicle of an expedition into the Llanganati Mountains of Ecuador in search of 750 tons of worked gold, which the Incas hid from the Spanish conquistadors after Pizarro executed the Sun King, Atahualpa
The mystery of the Maya : uncovering the lost city of Palenque by Peter Lourie ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicle of a journey to the Maya ruins of Palenque, Mexico
Everglades : Buffalo Tiger and the river of grass by Peter Lourie ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An informative account of a trip into the Everglades
On the trail of Sacagawea by Peter Lourie ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: A present-day journey that follows Sacagawea's trail, from Fort Mandan in North Dakota to Fort Clatsop in Oregon
Mississippi River : a journey down the father of waters by Peter Lourie ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of one of America's great rivers, from its headwaters in Minnesota to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico
Amazon : a young reader's look at the last frontier by Peter Lourie ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts a journey through the Amazon River Valley, describing some of the traditional ways of life that still exist there and the encroachment of colonists that threatens the rain forests
Hidden world of the Aztec by Peter Lourie ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tours the excavation site of the Great Temple of the Aztec civilization in Mexico City, providing an overview of Aztec culture, history, and religion
The lost world of the Anasazi : exploring the mysteries of the Chaco Canyon by Peter Lourie ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents, in text and photographs, a journey to Chaco Canton, New Mexico, examining ruins, culture, and theories of why the Anasazi abandoned the region
On the trail of Lewis and Clark : a journey up the Missouri River by Peter Lourie ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A present-day journey that follows Lewis and Clark's trail up the Missouri River
Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon : a chronicle of an Incan treasure by Peter Lourie ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erie Canal : canoeing America's great waterway by Peter Lourie ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An informative essay about a trip across the Erie Canal, complemented by photographs
On the Texas trail of Cabeza de Vaca by Peter Lourie ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixteen-century Spanish conquerors, known as conquistadors, came to the New World with a thirst for gold and land. When the conquistadors returned to Spain, they told fantastic stories about their adventures. One story stands out from the rest, about a conquistador whose expedition was a complete failure. Cabeza de Vaca collected no gold and conquered no one, but he accomplished a feat no other conquistador had. After spending years among the native peoples of the New World, he learned to respect the very people he had come to conquer
Yukon River : an adventure to the gold fields of the Klondike by Peter Lourie ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An informative text of a canoe trip down the Yukon River; complemented by photographs
Hudson river : an adventure from the mountains to the sea by Peter Lourie ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the author's 315-mile canoe trip down the Hudson River
The lost treasure of Captain Kidd by Peter Lourie ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two boys living along the Hudson River track historical clues and try to elude a crazed treasure-hunter as they search for bounty rumored to have been hidden in 1699
The lost treasure of Captain Kidd by Peter Lourie ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two boys living along the Hudson River track historical clues and try to elude a crazed treasure-hunter as they search for bounty rumored to have been hidden in 1699
 
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Lourie, Peter
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