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Saving the Tasmanian devil : how science is helping the world's largest marsupial carnivore survive / Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library J 599.27 PAT (Text) 33500013125448 New Available -
Bagley Public Library J 599.27 PAT (Text) 33500013125455 New Available -
Warroad Public Library j 599.27 PAT (Text) 35500006214751 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544991484
  • ISBN: 0544991486
  • Physical Description: 79 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliography (pages 76-77) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"In this addition to the critically acclaimed Scientist in the Field series, Dorothy Patent follows the scientists trying to put a stop to a gruesome disease before it's too late. Tasmanian devils are dying at an alarming rate from a type of tumor that appears to be contagious. What scientists are learning while researching the Tasmanian devil has potential to affect all animals, and even humans, as they learn more about how to prevent and hopefully eradicate certain genetic diseases."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
Author Notes

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives with her husband in Missoula, Montana. You can learn more about her on her web site:

Subject: Tasmanian devil > Diseases > Juvenile literature.
Epidemics > Australia > Tasmania > Juvenile literature.
Tumors > Juvenile literature.
Genetic disorders > Juvenile literature.
Wildlife conservation > Australia > Tasmania > Juvenile literature.
Wildlife rescue > Australia > Tasmania > Juvenile literature.
Tasmania > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.

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