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Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

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As a child, my favorite activity was exploring nature, especially finding animals like frogs, toads, and lizards. I kept tropical fish, had a dog, and loved riding horses. My love of animals led to a Ph.D. degree from U.C. Berkley in Zoology. In grad school I met and married fellow student Greg Patent. Our two sons, David and Jason, were born before we finished school. I wanted to use my training and my knowledge, but I also wanted to raise my sons and be there for them when they needed me. I decided that writing the kind of books I'd always loved reading was a good solution to my dilemma, and that turned out to be true. One of my favorite things is learning new "stuff," and every time I tackle a new book project I get to indulge myself in ...more

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Pika Country: Climate Change at the Top of the World

Pika Country CoverHere’s my latest book, Pika Country: Climate Change at the Top of the World.  I’ve been working on this project for a long time, and now it’s be available to everyone!


Pikas are fascinating animals that can only survive where it never gets very warm, and our planet is warming up very fast.  They provide an example to young people about the dangers to the natural world from Climate Change.  Young re

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