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Sea turtle scientist / by Stephen R. Swinburne.

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Covington Branch J 597.92 Swin (Text) 33126019891708 JNonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 597.92 Swin (Text) 33126018491997 JNonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 597.92 Swin (Text) 33126021021666 JNonfiction Checked out 08/15/2018
Wm. E. Durr Branch J 597.92 Swin (Text) 33126021021674 JNonfiction Checked out 07/27/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780547367552 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0547367554 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 65 pages : illustrations, chiefly color, color map ; 24 x 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-63) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
One in a thousand -- Meet the leatherback sea turtle -- Las tortugas: a history of the sea turtle -- The man who hunted sea turtles -- Science is hands-and-knees work -- The journey of the hatchlings -- The mystery of hatchling turtles -- It takes a community to save a sea turtle -- Saving sea turtles.
Summary, etc.:
Explores the leatherback sea turtle's natural history and recounts the efforts being made by scientists trying to save them.
Dr. Kimberly Stetwart, also known as the Turtle Lady of St. Kitts, is already waiting at midnight when an 800-pound leatherback sea turtle crawls out of the Caribbean surf and onto the sandy beach. The mother turtle has a vital job 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 for this critically endangered species resulting in an adult sea turtle, the odds are stacked against her and her offspring. Join the renowned author and photographer Steve Swinburne on a journey through history to learn how sea turtles came to be endangered, and what scientists like Kimberly are doing to save them.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Stephen Swinburne was born in London, England. He holds a BA degree in Biology and English from Castleton State College in Vermont. He has worked as a ranger in a number of national parks and is the author of over 25 children's books. His extensive travels to faraway lands such as Africa and treks through Yellowstone have all influenced his book projects.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Stewart, Kimberly.
Sea turtles.
Leatherback turtle > Research.
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