Margaret J. Anderson was born on Christmas Eve in a small Scottish mining town where her father was the Presbyterian minister. Margaret has co-authored three Nature Discovery books, written biographies with her daughter, Karen Stephenson, and collaborated on a book with archaeologist Gwinn Vivian. Margaret lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her husband Norm and four children, Richard, Judith, Susan and Karen.
Ancient Forests untangles the complexity of old-growth forests. Termites, slime molds, owls and flying squirrels seem more like neighbours, thanks to the activities in this engaging, scientifically accurate book, which helps children see the interconnections between nature and people. Winner of a MAPA Award–Honorable Mention for editing.
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Dog-Eared Publications aims to turn youngsters into environmentally aware citizens of the earth and to foster a love of science and nature. Written by scientists, science educators and writers, these action-packed books discuss the work of scientists and their research, and deal with environmental problems and some of their solutions.