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The Tapir Scientist

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The Tapir Scientist

By Sy Montgomery; Nic Bishop

Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780547815480, 80pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2013

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Description
If you've never seen a lowland tapir, you're not alone. Most of the people who live near tapir habitat in Brazil's vast Pantanal (-the Everglades on steroids-) haven't seen the elusive snorkel-snouted mammal, either. In this arresting nonfiction picture book, Sibert winners Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop join a tapir-finding expedition led by the Brazilian field scientist Pati Medici. Aspiring scientists will love the immediate, often humorous -you are there- descriptions of fieldwork, and gadget lovers will revel in the high-tech science at play, from microchips to the camera traps that capture the -soap opera- of tapir life.
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