So, you want to work with the ancient and recent dead? : unearthing careers from paleontology to forensic science (Be What You Want) (#0842AX4)

by Bedell, J. M

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FollettBound Glued Aladdin, 2015
Price: USD 16.86
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Dewey: 331.7; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 7.5
RC 10.4 14; LEX 1100L


 


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Overview
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248).;Choosing a career working with the dead -- Discovering the ancient dead: humans and civilizations -- Learning about the ancient dead: animals and plants -- Caring for the recent dead -- Preserving the dead -- Studying the dead -- Remembering the dead -- Embracing the dead in the arts -- Putting the dead to work -- Research, extinction, and other dead things -- Industry resources. Discusses careers working with the dead, from archeologist, mortician, and forensic scientist to entomologist, taxidermist, and paleoethnobotanist.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication Date: October 6, 2015
  • Format: FollettBound Glued
  • Series: Be what you want series
  • Edition: This Beyond Words/Aladdin edition October 2015.
  • Dewey: 331.7
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-48989-121-8 (originally 1-58270-545-3)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-48989-121-1 (originally 978-1-58270-545-3)
  • LCCN: 2014-047433
  • Follett Number: 0842AX4
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 7.5
  • Reading Counts Level: 10.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 14
  • Lexile: 1100L

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 12/01/15
  • School Library Connection, 04/01/16
  • School Library Journal, 12/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (December 1, 2015 (Vol. 112, No. 7))
Grades 3-6. The latest in the Be What You Want series takes the mystique out of jobs relating to mortuary science and forensics. Bedell asserts that these jobs, rather than being reserved for people who are fascinated with blood and gore, are actually perfect for those who love to help others, make scientific discoveries, and study the way that people in the past lived. The focus is truly interdisciplinary, exploring careers in both the sciences, social services, and humanities. Cutting-edge technology careers involving advanced techniques in cryonics are described alongside the jobs of those who explore cultural and historical differences in the ways groups of people deal with death. Interviews with real working professionals discuss job conditions and educational requirements, while activities that introduce readers to methodologies in certain jobs are both fun and easily executed. A detailed list of additional resources is included in the end matter, arranged by topic. Using humor and straightforward descriptions, Bedell manages to make jobs dealing with death seem like perfectly natural career choices.

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