Friday, April 20, 2018

Beauty and the Beak by Deborah Lee Rose - ESSENTIAL

Rose, Deborah Lee and Jane Veltkamp Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology and the 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle, 48 pages. NON FICTION Persnickety Press, 2017. $17.

When a young eagle is injured in the wild, a team of engineers, conservationists, and medical experts make her a new beak.

The story of the injured bird is fascinating.  Fully illustrated with photographs (some from the National Parks Service) Beauty's story is similar to any wild eagle, until her injury - then - although the pictures of her beak are sad, it's not disturbing. Then, and this is the best part - after the book gets you all involved with the story of this eagle, the simple text story gets more difficult as it turns into a non-fiction book about eagles.  Such a great resource for a class on conservation, or even a tech class.

EL - ESSENTIAL Lisa Librarian

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