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Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia (Scientists in the Field)

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People call it and#147;The Ghost of the Mountain,and#8221; for those who live among snow leopards almost never see one. Beautiful spotted coats conceal these elusive cats in their rocky, high-altitude habitatand#151;a place where temperatures are often cold enough to freeze human tears. A thick, long tail for balance helps snow leopards spring at their prey from great distancesand#151;prey that is often three times its own size. Slinking along the Mongolian mountain ridges, the snow leopards are invisibleand#151;and almost impossible to study.

But that doesnand#8217;t deter scientist Tom McCarthy, Conservation Director of the Seattle-based Snow Leopard Trust, or his many colleagues from dedicating their livesand#8217; work to the study and protection of this seldom-seen creature. And it doesnand#8217;t stop Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop from packing their bags in order to join Tom on a trek to Mongolia, where they hope to learn more about this magical cat, a cat who doesnand#8217;t give up its secrets easily.

It will take endurance and persistence to climb the dusty mountain trails, hope of a snow leopard sighting rising and falling with each new summit. It will take practice and experience to lay humane leghold snares, collect scat samples, and set up motion-triggered cameras. It will take patience, focusand#151;and yes, loveand#151;to dedicate a lifetime learning more about this little-understood creature. But thatand#8217;s the only way the Snow Leopard Trust can protect their charges, before the snow leopard truly becomes nothing but a ghost of the mountain.

With a dazzling, as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop bring Mongolia up close for readers everywhere.

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With a dazzling, as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, this book by an award-winning team brings Mongolia up close for readers, as it follows an expedition in search of the elusive snow leopard. Full color.

Synopsis:

The tale of one scientist's search for the illusive snow leopard of Mongolia, presented with spectacular photography by the Sibert Medal-winning team of Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop.

Synopsis:

An amazing scientific journey through Mongolia inand#160;search ofand#160;elusive snow leopards as told by the bestselling nonfiction author and photographer teamand#160;ofand#160;Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop. A can't miss addition toand#160;the paperback collection of Scientist in the Field titles.

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School Library Journal Best Book of 2009
Aand#160;NSTA/CBSand#160;Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2010
2009 Booklists's editors' list of the Top 10 Environmental Titles for Youth
and#160;
With a dazzling as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, readers, young and old, will be fascinated as they discover why these mysterious cats are called ghosts of the mountain. Readers will also be stunned by how much perseverance it takes to research and protect this endangered, little-understood species.
and#160;

About the Author

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children.
Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, newspaper columnist, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for children as well as adults.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618916450
Subtitle:
An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia
Author:
Bishop, Nic
Author:
Montgomery, Sy
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Mongolia
Subject:
Snow leopard.
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Animals - Lions Tigers Leopards etc.
Subject:
Animals - Endangered
Subject:
Snow leopard - Mongolia
Subject:
Endangered species
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Wild Animals
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
20090817
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color photographs
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 1 lb
Age Level:
10-12

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Product details 80 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780618916450 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With a dazzling, as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, this book by an award-winning team brings Mongolia up close for readers, as it follows an expedition in search of the elusive snow leopard. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
The tale of one scientist's search for the illusive snow leopard of Mongolia, presented with spectacular photography by the Sibert Medal-winning team of Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop.
"Synopsis" by ,
An amazing scientific journey through Mongolia inand#160;search ofand#160;elusive snow leopards as told by the bestselling nonfiction author and photographer teamand#160;ofand#160;Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop. A can't miss addition toand#160;the paperback collection of Scientist in the Field titles.
"Synopsis" by ,
School Library Journal Best Book of 2009
Aand#160;NSTA/CBSand#160;Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2010
2009 Booklists's editors' list of the Top 10 Environmental Titles for Youth
and#160;
With a dazzling as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, readers, young and old, will be fascinated as they discover why these mysterious cats are called ghosts of the mountain. Readers will also be stunned by how much perseverance it takes to research and protect this endangered, little-understood species.
and#160;
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