The Tapir Scientist

The Tapir Scientist

[saving South America's Largest Mammal]

Book - 2013
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Introduces young readers to the tapir, one of the strangest and most fascinating animals on the planet, and recounts the extraordinary work of the dedicated scientists trying to save them.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
ISBN: 9780547815480
Characteristics: 80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bishop, Nic 1955-- Photographer


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Jan 09, 2014

wonderful addition to the Scientists in the Field series; beautiful photographs and well-organized; kids will enjoy reading about the tapir along with learning about the different members on the team whose efforts to save this mammal from extinction.

ChristchurchLib Sep 24, 2013

"What is a tapir? According to author Sy Montgomery, it's a gentle, nocturnal mammal that "looks like a cross between a hippo, an elephant, and something prehistoric." In this dynamic, well-researched book, Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop journey to Brazil, where they join a group of biologists studying the elusive tapir. Readers get an up-close look at science in the wild (bug bites, tapir poop and all), as well as a vivid portrait of the scientists dedicated to understanding and conserving this unusual species." Kids' Books September 2013 newsletter


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