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Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot (Scientists in the Field)

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ISBN13: 9780618494170
ISBN10: 0618494170
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This meticulously researched and photographed account follows three University of Montana scientists and their interdisciplinary work with osprey: fish-catching birds with gigantic nests and a family that functions with teamwork and cooperation. Today the osprey is studied to monitor the effects of mercury on living things. The osprey hunts in a very small area around its large nest and so scientists can pinpoint where mercury is coming from. In Missoula, Montana, the scientists have been following ospreys for six years, collecting data on the amount of contaminants found on their feathers and in their blood. The rivers and streams in Western Montana are still suffering effects from inappropriate mining activities performed more than a hundred years ago. This man-made pollution is still dangerous to people and to wildlife.

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KAKAPO RESCUE gives young readers a first hand account of the efforts to save one of the world's rarest and more unusual birds, the kakapo. Part of the Scientist in the Field series.

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A stunning addition to the Scientists in the Field series that explores mercury pollution found in the rivers and streams of Western Montanaand#160;that might cause harm to humans--and the extinction ofand#160;the entireand#160;ospreyand#160;species.

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On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo parrots on earth. These trusting, flightless, and beautiful birds—the largest and most unusual parrots on earth—have suffered devastating population loss.

Now, on an island refuge with the last of the species, New Zealands National Kakapo Recovery Team is working to restore the kakapo population. With the help of fourteen humans who share a single hut and a passion for saving these odd ground-dwelling birds, the kakapo are making a comeback in New Zealand.

Follow intrepid animal lovers Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop on a ten-day excursion to witness the exciting events in the life of the kakapo.

About the Author

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

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Beverly B, March 1, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot should have been sub-titled Saving the World's Most Endearing parrot. They are so cute, fascinating, and lovable. And endangered. As of the publication date, there were 93 left - all on one island, Codfish Island, south of New Zealand. The book, from Scientists in the Field, is the story of the people trying to save the Kakapo and the fascinating facts we are learning about this bird and the other unusual inhabitants on Codfish Island. All tween readers (and adults) will love this story and want to volunteer to camp out on Codfish Island to be a nest-minder. The beautiful photos will hold the attention of even the most reluctant reader and all readers will be crossing their fingers for a happy ending for the eggs of Rakiura and Cyndy (only one ends happily). All readers will fall in love with Sirocco the kitten-like old Kakapo who wants and desperately tries to get human companionship. Hopefully, all readers will have a better understanding of how fragile our eco-system is. A great read for students who think they don't like non-fiction or science books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618494170
Author:
Montgomery, Sy
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Photographer:
Bishop, Nic
Illustrator:
Bishop, Nic
Author:
Oz
Author:
oz, William
Author:
Muand#241
Author:
Bishop, Nic
Author:
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw
Author:
William Muand#241
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Science & Nature - Biology
Subject:
Parrots
Subject:
Kakapo.
Subject:
Wildlife conservation
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Birds
Subject:
Careers
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color photographs
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,

KAKAPO RESCUE gives young readers a first hand account of the efforts to save one of the world's rarest and more unusual birds, the kakapo. Part of the Scientist in the Field series.

"Synopsis" by ,
A stunning addition to the Scientists in the Field series that explores mercury pollution found in the rivers and streams of Western Montanaand#160;that might cause harm to humans--and the extinction ofand#160;the entireand#160;ospreyand#160;species.
"Synopsis" by ,

On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo parrots on earth. These trusting, flightless, and beautiful birds—the largest and most unusual parrots on earth—have suffered devastating population loss.

Now, on an island refuge with the last of the species, New Zealands National Kakapo Recovery Team is working to restore the kakapo population. With the help of fourteen humans who share a single hut and a passion for saving these odd ground-dwelling birds, the kakapo are making a comeback in New Zealand.

Follow intrepid animal lovers Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop on a ten-day excursion to witness the exciting events in the life of the kakapo.

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