Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Man Who Flies with Birds by Carole Barbuny Vogel and Yossi Leshem

Leshem, Yossi and Vogel, Garbuny Carole The Man Who flies with Birds, 64 pgs. Kar-Ben Publishing, 2009. $18.95. Language - G; Sexual Content - G; Violence - G. Yossi Leshem knew from a young age that he wanted to become a raptor expert. He joined the Israeli Air Force and began studying and tracking the migratory patterns of over 500 million birds that fly over his nation each year. His purpose is to drastically reduce the number of bird stikes to the airplanes. Whenever a bird strikes an airplane, the plane crashes resulting in millions of dollars lost. By tracking the birds' migrations, he can prevent crashes and save lives in the process. This can be used to tie in Earth science (magnetism), wild life biology, and technology. EL, MS, HS - OPTIONAL. Anna Mattheus, Elementary Teacher.

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