Sea Turtle Scientist by Stephen R. SwinburneSea Turtle Scientist by Stephen R. Swinburne

Sea Turtle Scientist

byStephen R. Swinburne

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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*"Refreshing [and] inspiring." - School Library Journal, starred review

Dr. Kimberly Stewart, also known as the Turtle Lady of St. Kitts, is already waiting at midnight when an eight-hundred-pound leatherback sea turtle crawls out of the Caribbean surf and onto the sandy beach. The mother turtle has a vital&nbspjob 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 resulting in&nbspan adult sea turtle for this critically endangered species, the odds are stacked against her and her offspring. Join the renowned author and photographer Steve Swinburne on a journey through history to&nbsplearn how&nbspsea turtles&nbspcame to be endangered, and what scientists like Kimberly are doing to save them.
Stephen R. Swinburne is an author and photographer who has published more than twenty-five nonfiction books for young readers. He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughters. You can learn more about his work at
Title:Sea Turtle ScientistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.27 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544582403

ISBN - 13:9780544582408


Editorial Reviews

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." -Booklist "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." -Bulletin * "This refreshing journey with a dedicated woman hard at work in her chosen field will resonate with readers. Inspiring." -School Library Journal, starred review "