Sea Turtle Scientist
By Stephen R. Swinburne
Published at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
About the book
Dr. Kimberly Stewart, 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.
It is my first time putting my hands on a book from the Scientists in the Field series and trust me when I tell you that the series is definitively worth it. One book was enough to convince me of the possibilities of this series and how it can be easily applied in homeschool or used in a science project at school.
In this marvelous book, you will learn more about the leatherback sea turtle, how science can help, what the hatchlings can expect for a journey, how a community is trying to save the sea turtle and much more. The book contains stunning photographs and helpful graphics to better understand and appreciate the sea turtle and the scientists who are studying them. Through the pages of this book you will become more familiar of the threats for sea turtles, how glass can save them, discover how scientists study them, follow a baby turtle on its journey to the ocean, how they are tag and so much more. What I particularly like about this book is that you can learn so much about leatherback sea turtles.
This book is definitively a great book to have if you decide to study about marine animals particularly turtles with your kids. The book is from the series Scientist in the Field are listed on http://www.sciencemeetsadventure.com . There are books on horses, elephants, manatees, polar bears, tapir, bats, and many more interesting subjects to discover.
Sea Turtle Scientist is available for purchase at your favorite bookstore, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.
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