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Tapir Scientist Saving South America's Largest Mammal

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ISBN-10: 0547815484

ISBN-13: 9780547815480

Edition: 2013

Authors: Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop

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If you’ve never seen a lowland tapir, you’re not alone. Most of the people who live near its home in Brazil, the world’s largest freshwater wetland known as the Pantanal, have never seen one, either. Resembling a diminutive hornless rhino with a long, flexible snout it uses like a snorkel and four hoofed feet, these shy loners are hard to find, which makes them hard to save—and the tapir is rapidly disappearing. While many of us may never see a tapir in the wild, we’ll miss them when they’re gone—for if the tapir vanishes, the forests it helps to germinate will suffer. But not if field scientist Pati Medici has anything to say about it. Sibert Medalist Sy Montgomery and veteran Scientists…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/23/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Size: 11.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Mari Takabayashi was born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied at Otsuma Women’s College. She illustrated Flannel Kisses and Marshmallow Kisses and is the author and illustrator of I Live in Brooklyn and I Live in Toyko. She lives with her husband and their two children in New York.Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, newspaper columnist, scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for children as well as adults. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her website at symontgomery.com.      Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop won the Sibert Medal in 2011 for their collaborative work on Kakapo…    

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.Visit his website at: www.nicbishop.com   Nic Bishop and author Sy Montgomery won the Sibert Medal in 2011 for their collaborative work on Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot , another Scientist in the Field title.