By Frydenborg, KayBy Frydenborg, Kathryn
Dr. Ron Keiper and Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick are on a mission to study--and save--the wild horses of Assateague Island, Virginia. Braving extreme weather, biting parasites, and many watchful hours, they fight to balance a delicate ecosystem. Read Dr. Kirkpatrick's handwritten notes tha...t are both a diary and a scientific log, charting the lives of his equine subjects while documenting his affection and respect for some of nature's greatest survivors. And follow Dr. Keiper as he works tirelessly to find a way to manage the horse population with a birth control vaccine. Descriptive prose meets solid science as author Kay Frydenborg shares never-before-seen photography of the reclusive Assateague herds, andreveals the fierce beauty of their island home.Read more
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Kay Frydenborg fell in love with horses at an early age, and now she often writes about them. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three dogs, and rides her beloved horse, Remy, almost every day. She is the author of Animal Therapist (Chelsea House, 2006), and They Dreamed of Horses (Walker & Co., 1994).The Wild Horse Scientists is her first book for Houghton Mifflin.
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