Bridge To The Wild: Behind The Scenes At The Zoo by Caitlin O'ConnellBridge To The Wild: Behind The Scenes At The Zoo by Caitlin O'Connell

Bridge To The Wild: Behind The Scenes At The Zoo

byCaitlin O'ConnellPhotographed byTimothy Rodwell

Hardcover | August 2, 2016

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Narrative nonfiction plus stunning photography brings us behind the scenes at Zoo Atlanta. Curators at Zoo Atlanta never know what the day will bring: Did the rain make the ground too slippery for the elephants? How are the sick fruit bats? Did the bongo get loose again? In a typical day at the zoo, there are routines that must be kept, including feeding, socializing, and sleeping. On any given day there are moments that bring laughter and moments that bring tears. Caitlin O'Connell and Tim Rodwell chronicle the average day for zoo scientists, encountering both surprise and routine along the way. Bridge to the Wild is the perfect book for any reader who wonders what a life working with and for animals would really be like.
Caitlin O'Connell is a teacher at the Stanford University School of Medicine, a world-renowned expert on elephants, and one of the top authors in narrative nonfiction today. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.caitlineoconnell.com . Tim Rodwell , a doctor, a professor at UC San Diego, School of Medicine, a...
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Title:Bridge To The Wild: Behind The Scenes At The ZooFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544277392

ISBN - 13:9780544277397

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* A solid offering to young animal lovers." - School Library Journal, STARRED review "Readers should find the book's facts and photos intriguing, and the collaborators' curiosity and passion inspiring." - Publishers Weekly "O'Connell presents the modern zoo in a clear light, acknowledging the challenges of replicating favorable conditions for the social, physical, and reproductive health of the exhibited animals? An important, engaging introduction to a modern zoo, its dedicated staff, and the fascinating animals in its care." - Kirkus "O'Connell's love of animals is undeniable, and young readers will identify with the personal details and warm observations she includes." - Booklist "Through her first-person narration, full of curiosity, enthusiasm, humor, and respect for animals, O'Connell exposes a biologist's thinking process." - Horn Book Magazine "