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Swinburne, Stephen R., author
Sea turtle scientist / by Stephen R. Swinburne
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
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 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL j597.92 SWI    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Sea turtles -- Juvenile literature
Leatherback turtle -- Research -- Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Juvenile literature
Subject Stewart, Kimberly
Physical Description xiv, 65 pages : illustrations, chiefly color, color map ; 24 x 29 cm
Summary Explores the leatherback sea turtle's natural history and recounts the efforts being made by scientists trying to save them
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-63) and index
Contents 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 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/Historical Note 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
Note A Junior Library Guild selection
Series Scientists in the field
SOE Curriculum Lab

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