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The Goose Man: The Story of Konrad Lorenz

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Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989) was a boy who loved animals. He grew up to be a man who studied animals and received a Nobel prize for his work. This book centers on the ground-breaking discoveries he made while observing and interacting with geese. His affection for his subjects and his fascination with their behavior illuminate the process by which a boy who had a house full o ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 18th 2010 by Clarion Books (first published 2010)
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Konrad Lorenz’s father wanted him to be a medical doctor, but Konrad was always fascinated by animals. Although he did receive a medical degree, Konrad left the field to study animals. He spent many years learning about geese, raising them from egg to adult, and documenting their behavior. His first goose, Martina, imprints on him and Konrad becomes her parent. She follows him around the house and garden, and every afternoon they swim together in the river. At night, she sleeps in a basket next ...more
Mar 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Elaine Greenstein writes a biography about the little known, famous scientist Konraxd Lorenz, the Goose Man. This story is most appropriate for younger students and tells the delightful story of Lorenz and how his love for the geese that surrounded him led him to his life's work. He became so involved with his geese, he had his prized goose Martina sleep in his room, and later on hired younger scientists to just live with the geese to understand them better. The pencil and chalk illustrations re ...more
Konrad Lorenz loved animals, especially geese. He became a doctor, but what he really wanted to do was become a scientist and study animal behavior, so he devoted his time to studying geese. His wife, Gretl, had to be pretty tolerant of his pet goose, Martina, who slept in their room at night and flew out of the window in the morning! Lorenz founded a science of animal behavior called ethology, discovered instinctual behaviors of geese, and won the Nobel Prize in 1973. This book could be read al ...more
Aaron Alexander
The Goose Man: The Story of Konrad Lorenz, Elaine Greenstein, Grade 1-5, Observing and recording scientific data

This book is a story about a scientist named Konrad Lorenz. It would be a good book to use in your science class in order to explain the importance/usefulness of making observations and recording data. It could also serve as an excellent example for children to see how anyone can take their interests (in Konrad's case, animals) and do something great with it (win a Nobel Prize).
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book because some people don't appreciate what others do with animals. Some people do not see the importance in research and this would book good to enlighten kids in the field of animal science.
Aug 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books, kids
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Apr 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Pictures were slightly creepy in this book. I can relate with having baby chicks hatch and watch grow. Its a fun thing to experience
Sep 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a juvenile biography - but a picture book format.
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is based on a true story about a man who loved to study geese and won a Nobel prize award for his work.
Samantha Wray
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