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The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal (Paperback)

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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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Product Details
ISBN: 9780544809086
ISBN-10: 0544809084
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Scientists in the Field (Paperback)

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