The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal by Sy MontgomeryThe Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal by Sy Montgomery

The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal

bySy Montgomery, Nic Bishop

Paperback | February 7, 2017

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* "Profiles of scientists and ranchers, discussions of other animals . . . Bishop's typically electric photography ? combine to create a full, fascinating picture of tapirs and one place they call home, as well as the work being done to protect them." - Publishers Weekly, &nbspstarred review

If you've never seen a lowland tapir, you're not alone. Most of the people who live near tapir habitat in Brazil's Pantanal ("the Everglades on steroids") also haven't seen the snorkel-snouted mammal. In this arresting nonfiction picture book, Sibert winners Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop join a tapir-finding expedition led by the Brazilian field scientist Pati Medici.
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This is the Sibert Medal author  Sy Montgomery 's ninth nonfiction title with HMH. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her website at www.symontgomery.com. Nic Bishop , who holds a doctorate in biological sciences, is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Visit his website...
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Title:The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest MammalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.27 inPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544809084

ISBN - 13:9780544809086

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Profiles of scientists and ranchers, discussions of other animals of the Pantanal, Bishop's typically electric photography, and a few tense moments in the wild combine to create a full, fascinating picture of tapirs and one place they call home, as well as the work being done to protect them." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "Chapters about the team's day-by-day experiences, written in a lively, first-person voice, include memorable detail. . . A splendid addition to an exemplary series." - Kirkus, starred review "This contribution to the Scientists in the Field series seamlessly blends eloquent text and vivid images to spotlight the gentle tapir and those field scientists whose lives are committed to conserve animal species for the sake of our environment and our humanity." - Booklist, starred review "Bishop's captivating photographs, paired with Montgomery's narrative, not only call attention to a lesser-known endangered species, but also expose readers to the working conditions, obstacles, and emotions experienced by passionate scientists in the field." - School Library Journal, starred review "[The book] offers a clear-eyed picture of the challenges and the joys of pioneering fieldwork." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Montgomery's dramatic account of tracking the elusive animals is interspersed with scientific information about the various tapir species, samples of Medici's data on tapir movements, explanations of the technologies used in the research, and discussions of Brazilian ranching culture." - The Horn Book Magazine "