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Under the Ice

A Marine Biologist at Work

by Kathy Conlan & Canadian Museum of Nature

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Imagine suiting up and slipping into water so cold that exposed skin can freeze in seconds and equipment can suddenly seize up. These are the dangers that Kathy Conlan faces when she goes to work. Kathy is a marine biologist who has scuba-dived in oceans off the Arctic and Antarctic --- two of the most hostile environments on Earth. Under the Ice is a fascinating first-person account of a woman scientist at work. Highlights of Kathy's research on how pollution affects the fragile environments under the ice and stunning photographs of places few will ever visit make this a book readers will be eager to dive into.

About the Authors
Kathy Conlan is a marine biologist with the Canadian Museum of Nature. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
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Kathy Conlan is a marine biologist with the Canadian Museum of Nature. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Commended, Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Alberta Children’s Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Young Adults’ Choices, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Winner, Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers’ Association
Editorial Reviews

Well-captioned color photos appear throughout the book. Conlan, who refers to herself as “the luckiest person in the world,” offers readers an engaging account of her adventurous career in scientific field research.


The lively text, accompanied by dozens of full-color photographs, will make this a useful and appealing introduction to marine biology and the activities of a contemporary working scientist. Captions for the photos are filled with fascinating information about everything from life forms to descriptions of the camps. An excellent memoir to stimulate interest in science careers, demonstrate the scientific method in action, and support efforts to protect the environment.

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