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2014 Winner: Outstanding Science Book Series

Scientists in the Field. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Scientists in the Field series offers young people ages 9 to 14 close-up views of scientists at work. Since 1999, 40 beautifully designed Scientists in the Field books have explored a broad array of topics, profiling scientists as they observe gorillas, study volcanic eruptions, reconstruct prairies, track polar bears, climb redwoods, guide the Mars rovers, swim with sharks, fly into hurricanes, search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and try to solve the mysteries posed by dwindling populations of frogs, bats, and honey bees.