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Tracking tortoises : the mission to save a Galápagos giant

Messner, Kate (author.). Messner, Jake, (photographer.).

Available copies

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

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library J 597.9246 MES (Text) 33500013488085 New Available -
Frazee LINK Site J 597.9246 MES (Text) 33500013488077 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541596115
  • ISBN: 1541596110
  • ISBN: 9781728419039
  • Physical Description: print
    64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 28 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-63) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: An archipelago home -- Struggle for survival -- Baby giants -- Tracking Herbert -- A new tortoise for the team -- From volcano to laboratory -- Tomorrow's tortoises -- A Galápagos tortoise timeline.
Summary, etc.: "Take a journey to the Galápagos Islands to see Galápagos giant tortoises up close and discover how cutting-edge technology is helping scientists study and protect these gentle giants. Page Plus links in the book lead to videos of scientists in the field"--
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-14. Millbrook Press.
Grades 4-6. Millbrook Press.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #2
    This appealing science book transports readers to the Galápagos Islands and introduces the giant tortoises living there as well as a research team that's working to answer questions about them, such as why they migrate and what infectious diseases they face. Within the Galápagos ecosystem, the giant tortoises are a keystone species, enabling many others to thrive. Yet, through the centuries, their own survival has been threatened by sailors, farmers, tourists, and invasive species, from goats to rats to fire ants. In 1965, scientists intervened, increasing the tortoises' dwindling population through a captive breeding program. The book delves into issues currently affecting these animals, including viral pathogens, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the increasing effects of global warming. On almost every page, clearly reproduced color photos show the researchers at work as well as the large, distinctive-looking tortoises. In the appended author's note, Messner describes her family's visit to the Galápagos Islands, where she interviewed many of the researchers profiled here and her "photographer son" took many of the book's photos. An informative presentation on these notable reptiles. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Galapagos tortoise Conservation Galapagos Islands Juvenile literature
Galapagos tortoise Juvenile literature
Testudinidae Juvenile literature
Turtles Juvenile literature
Galapagos Islands Juvenile literature
Galapagos tortoise Conservation Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.

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