Synopses & Reviews
Dr. Kimberly Stewart, also known as the Turtle Lady of St. Kitts, is already waiting at midnight when an 800-pound leatherback sea turtle crawls out of the Caribbean surf and onto the sandy beach. The mother turtle has a vital job to do: dig a nest in which she will lay eggs that will hatch into part of the next generation of leatherbacks. With only one in a thousand of the eggs for this critically endangered species resulting in an adult sea turtle, the odds are stacked against her and her offspring. Join the renowned author and photographer Steve Swinburne on a journey through history to learn how sea turtles came to be endangered, and what scientists like Kimberly are doing to save them. For the complete selection of books in this critically acclaimed, award-winning series, visit www.sciencemeetsadventure.com. and#160;
"With striking images of coral-reef inhabitants, this photo-essay introduces Project Seahorse, an international effort to protect and rehabilitate the Danajon Bank, a double reef off a Philippine Island where seahorses once flourished...Tuason, a noted Asian marine photographer whose specialty is the Philippines, seems equally adept at photographing the land and people and the underwater world. This is another splendid demonstration of the work of Scientists in the Field."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Thanks to the fluent, information-rich narrative and to Tuason's engagingly up-close color photos of both human divers and of sea horses and other reef denizens, readers will come away with a much clearer understanding of the sea horse's distinctively "oddballbiology" and also of how one conservation success story hinged on cooperation between scientists and concerned local residents."--Booklist, reviewand#160;
"The color illustrations feature numerous, remarkably fine photos, including many taken by Swinburne. Some of the pictures are too small to be effective, but most offer useful and beautiful views of the sea turtles and the scientist who studies them. An informative addition to science collections."
"Neophytes to this classic series who thought science was always conducted in old buildings on lab benches will be delighted to find it can take place in an island paradise."
and#8212;Bulletin and#160; * "This refreshing journey with a dedicated woman hard at work in her chosen field will resonate with readers. Inspiring."
and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review
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.
With a dazzling as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop take readers on a trek to the cold, rocky ridges of Mongolia as they intrepidly search for elusive snow leopards with a team of conservation scientists. Readers, young and old, will be fascinated as they discover why these mysterious cats are called ghosts of the mountains and how much perseverance it takes to research and protect an endangered, little-understood species.
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;
Yellow blood, silk of steel, skeletons on the outside! These amazing attributes dont belong to comic book characters or alien life forms, but to Earths biggest and hairiest spiders: tarantulas. Here you are invited to follow Sam Marshall, spider scientist extraordinaire (hes never been bitten), as he explores the dense rainforest of French Guiana, knocking on the doors of tarantula burrows, trying to get a closer look at these incredible creatures. Youll also visit the largest comparative spider laboratory in America—where close to five hundred live tarantulas sit in towers of stacked shoeboxes and plastic containers, waiting for their turn to dazzle and astound the scientists who study them.
A Sibert Honor Book An ALA Notable Book A John Burroughs Nature Book for Young Readers A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A 2005 Outstanding Science Trade Book for K12 A Kirkus Reviews Editors Choice List * Superb color photos abound in this spectacular series addition. . . . This is a vivid look at an enthusiastic scientist energetically and happily at work. . . . A treat, even for arachnophobes.”School Library Journal, starred review
It looks like a bear, but isnt one. It climbs trees as easily as a monkey but isnt a monkey, either. It has a belly pocket like a kangaroo, but whats a kangaroo doing up a tree? Meet the amazing Matschies tree kangaroo, who makes its home in the ancient trees of Papua New Guineas cloud forest. And meet the amazing scientists who track these elusive animals.
Seahorses areand#160;amongand#160;the oceanand#8217;s smallest, oddest, andand#160;most charming fishes. But they are in troubleand#8212;their populations are dwindling.and#160;Project Seahorse, now in paperback, delivers a vivid,and#160;fishand#8217;s eye-view ofand#160;conservation efforts toand#160;protect these amazing creatures and theand#160;fragileand#160;coral reefs they call home.and#160;and#160;and#160;
*andquot;Another splendid demonstration of the work of Scientists in the Field.andrdquo;andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewand#160;With their pony-shaped faces,and#160;fluttery swimming style, and pregnant fathers, seahorses areand#160;one of theand#160;oceanand#39;s mostand#160;unusual fish. Unfortunately,and#160;overfishing, pollution, and climate change are threatening their survival. In ProjectSeahorse, the author Pamela S. Turner and the photographer Scott Tuason brilliantly show and tell the story ofand#160;howand#160;conservationists andand#160;villagers in the Philippinesand#160;are coming together toand#160;protect these oddly charming creatures,and#160;their coral reefand#160;habitat,and#160;and the livelihood of local fishing families.and#160;and#160;
This compelling addition to the award-winning Scientists in the Field series explores the leatherback sea turtle's remarkable natural history and recounts the extraordinary efforts by scientists trying to save them.
About the Author
Sy Montgomery is an author,andnbsp;naturalist, newspaper columnist,andnbsp;scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for children as well as adults. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.andnbsp;Visit her website at symontgomery.com. andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Syandnbsp;Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop won theandnbsp;Sibert Medal in 2011andnbsp;for their collaborative work on Kakapo Rescue:andnbsp;Saving the World's Strangest Parrot,andnbsp;another Scientist in the Field title.andnbsp;andnbsp;ld title.andnbsp;andnbsp;
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