Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Lizard Scientists, The : Studying Evolution in Action. Nate Dappen and Neil Losin, Illus. Scientists in the Field Series. Clarion, 12/2022. 73pp. Non-Fiction. GRADES 5 – 8. $18.99. 978-0-35-838140-2. ADDITIONAL.
Anyone looking to learn how scientists examine lizards, especially anoles, may be enamored with this detailed look at how researchers are studying anoles in Florida and the Caribbean. Readers discover why anoles are useful animals, particularly around climate and environmental changes, due to their fast-paced species adaptations through almost yearly generational changes. Patent’s heavy writing is chock-full of research details and explanations, along with sidebars on related topics, scientists, and other study projects. Useful for those really interested in lizards and ways to study them.
Joshua Rees—Daly City Public Library