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Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3d-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle (Hardcover)
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Meet Beauty, the bald eagle that made world news when she was injured, rescued and received a 3D-printed prosthetic beak. Follow Beauty's brave and inspiring story as she grows up in the wild, is rescued after being illegally shot, and receives a new beak specially engineered by a human team including a raptor biologist, engineer and dentist. Learn more about how bald eagles as a species came back from near extinction, and about nationwide efforts to conserve this American symbol.
About the Author
Deborah Lee Rose is an internationally published, award-winning author of many beloved children's books. Her newest book Beauty and the Beak: The Inspiring Story of a Bald Eagle and Her 3D-Printed Prosthetic Beak is a CALIFORNIA READS recommended title of the California Teachers Association. Jimmy the Joey: The True Story of an Amazing Koala Rescue is a Reading is Fundamental/Macy's Multicultural Collection title and Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Students K-12. Into the A, B, Sea was named to the NY Times 100 Books to Read and Share. Deborah helped create and directed communications for the ALA/AASL award-winning, national STEM education website Howtosmile.org, and helped created STEM activity apps for Lawrence Hall of Science, which have been downloaded more than one million times. She also served as Director of Communications for Lindsay Wildlife Experience, which includes the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S. Deborah lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and speaks at book events, conferences, schools and libraries across the country. Visit her website at deborahleerose.com.Jane Veltkamp is a raptor biologist and rehabilitator, wildlife educator, trained nurse, and master falconer. She led the team who developed Beauty the bald eagle's prosthetic beak and has lifetime care of Beauty, on which Beauty and the Beak was based. Jane is founder and executive director of Birds of Prey Northwest in Idaho, a raptor center which educates the public about raptor conservation, including through live raptor programs, and has provided medical treatment and rehabilitation to thousands of injured birds of prey to return them to the wild. She spent ten years of her career reintroducing ospreys and peregrine falcons to regions where they had disappeared from their habitat in South Dakota and Indiana. She rescues and cares for bald eagles, including Beauty, by permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jane lives near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and is also the eagle expert for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Native American Aviaries. Visit her website at birdsofpreynorthwest.org.
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