Imagine an insect as small as a grain of rice killing a tree that towers 70 feet above the forest floor. Seems impossible, doesn't it? Not when one mountain pine beetle joins forces with thousands of others to form an army of forest killers. In "The Mountain Pine Beetle: Tiny but Mighty," Kay Turnbaugh tells the story of how such a tiny insect has managed to change the landscape of our western forests. With lively text, vivid (and sometimes icky) photographs, plus engaging illustrations, "The Mountain Pine Beetle" tells us how these little buggers operate and how the forests manage to survive.
Perfect for schools and libraries and anyone who wants to make sense of the world around them.
Kay Turnbaugh was born and raised in Colorado, and she now lives in the small mountain town of Nederland where for 27 years she published the town's weekly award-winning newspaper. After retiring from the newspaper business, she researched and wrote The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls, a biography of Goldie Griffith who rode bucking broncos in Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows and ended up owning restaurants in Nederland.
The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls A WILLA Literary Award finalist for Creative Nonfiction.
Around Nederland, is part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America Series.
A children's book (for ages 8-12) about the mountain pine beetle, The Mountain Pine Beetle-Tiny But Mighty.
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