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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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Dorothy Hinshaw Patent Luckily, I don't get writer's block! Sometimes, I have trouble getting myself to sit down at the computer and write, but I've learned that happens…moreLuckily, I don't get writer's block! Sometimes, I have trouble getting myself to sit down at the computer and write, but I've learned that happens when I haven't yet figured out how to organize complex information so that young readers can follow it. Once I solve that problem, I head right for my desk!(less)
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent Best thing is the freedom to be where you want to be and work when you want to write. These days all you need is a computer and a few reference books…moreBest thing is the freedom to be where you want to be and work when you want to write. These days all you need is a computer and a few reference books and you can work anywhere!(less)
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Have you heard about the “butterfly effect,” the idea that one small change can bring about big changes over time?  This idea is important in the study of ecology, which deals with the interactions of living things and their environments.  Each element of an ecosystem has its place.  When one element is eliminated, it affects everything else.


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