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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa's Fastest Cat (Scientists in the Field)

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     Since the year 1900, cheetah footprints quickly dwindled in African dirt as the species plummeted from more than 100,000 to fewer than 10,000. At the Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) African headquarters in Namibia, Laurie Marker and her team save these stunning, swift, and slender creatures from extinction. Since the organization's start in 1990, they've rescued more than 900 cheetahs, most of whom have been returned to the wild.

     But this arduous challenge continues. For most African livestock farmers, cheetahs are the last thing they want to see on their properties. In the 1980s, as many as 19 cheetahs per farmer died each year. Cheetahs were considered vermin--but, in learning more about this magnificent species, we know this is far from true.

     Today, CCF acts as a liaison between the farmers and the cheetahs, in order to promote cohabitation in an ecosystem that cannot thrive without the existence of the precious and predatory cheetah. On a wild ride through the African wilderness--sometimes sniffing out scents left in the dirt--Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop join CCF in studying the cheetah's ecological, genetic, and behavioral patterns in order to chase down the fastest animal on land and save the species--before it is too late.

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Part of the award-winning Scientists in the Field series, Chasing Cheetahs gives young readers a firsthand account of the efforts by the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia to save the world's fastest—and Africa's most endangered—land animal: the cheetah.

 

About the Author

Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, newspaper columnist, scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for children as well as adults. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her website at symontgomery.com.
     Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop won the Sibert Medal in 2011 for their collaborative work on Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot, another Scientist in the Field title.  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547815497
Author:
Montgomery, Sy
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Bishop, Nic
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Wild Animals
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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"Synopsis" by , Part of the award-winning Scientists in the Field series, Chasing Cheetahs gives young readers a firsthand account of the efforts by the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia to save the world's fastest—and Africa's most endangered—land animal: the cheetah.

 

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