Emi and the Rhino Scientist

Overview


Terri Roth trudges through the thick, dark Sumatran jungle. She’s looking for a rhinoceros that’s been seen in the area. It’s a rare Sumatran rhino, the world’s smallest rhino and one of the most endangered mammals on the planet.Suddenly she spots a young female rhino through the tangle of ferns and trees. The stocky animal is covered in reddish hair, and her snout sports two stubby horns. The rhino walks right up to Terri. The scientist slowly reaches out her hand and touches the rhino’s big nose. The wild ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $5.33   
  • Used (2) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview


Terri Roth trudges through the thick, dark Sumatran jungle. She’s looking for a rhinoceros that’s been seen in the area. It’s a rare Sumatran rhino, the world’s smallest rhino and one of the most endangered mammals on the planet.Suddenly she spots a young female rhino through the tangle of ferns and trees. The stocky animal is covered in reddish hair, and her snout sports two stubby horns. The rhino walks right up to Terri. The scientist slowly reaches out her hand and touches the rhino’s big nose. The wild rhino’s curiosity and friendliness remind Terri of Emi, the female Sumatran rhino that lives at the Cincinnati Zoo where Terri works. Terri is working with Emi to help save Sumatran rhinos from extinction—one calf at a time.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This is a super book for readers contemplating a career working with animals. On its elegantly designed pages, they will meet Terri Roth, who directs a center for breeding endangered species at the Cincinnati Zoo, and especially Emi and Ipuh, two extremely rare, hairy Sumatran rhinos. Future scientists can follow Emi’s struggle to become pregnant, Terri’s expert guidance, and the exciting birth of the first Sumatran rhino calf born in captivity since 1889. Other chapters offer information and stunning color photos of four other rhino species in the wild, the science and patience needed to save endangered species, and endearing pictures of Andalas, Emi’s calf, as he grows and develops (Emi and Ipuh later have a female calf, Suci). A final chapter makes it clear that saving wild rhinos from poachers and habitat loss is a critical task, as Terri travels to Sumatra to observe a rhino in the wild, meet Rhino Protection rangers, and visit a rhino sanctuary in an Indonesian national park. A “Rhino Field Guide” provides some basic facts about each of the five species and maps of their much-reduced ranges in Asia and Africa. Following are a substantial glossary, an index, and a list of helpful books and web sites. With its wealth of information and sharply reproduced photographs, its emphasis on science, and a true sense of affection and wonder for the rare and intriguing rhinoceros, this book is a treasure right down to its glossy paper and beautiful endpapers. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
School Library Journal

Gr 5-8 Through lively prose and stunning full-color photographs, readers learn how Terri Roth, an expert in endangered-species reproduction at the Cincinnati Zoo, helped Emi to give birth to the first Sumatran rhino born in captivity in more than 100 years. One of five rhino species, the Sumatran rhino is relatively tiny (3 to 5 feet tall, weighing from 1300 to 2000 pounds) compared to the other species (ranging from 4.5 to 6.5 feet and weighing from 1700 to 6000 pounds). Illustrations superimposed on a world map show their differing appearances from Africa to India to Asia. The text is full of important details, and the photographs are unfailingly crisp, bright, and full of variety. Reproductive biology and breeding with human assistance are explained as are the conservation and environmental issues impacting rhino survival in the wild. Like many of the entries in this popular series, Emi is engaging and informative.-Frances E. Millhouser, formerly at Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA

Kirkus Reviews
Working in the Cincinnati Zoo as part of a worldwide effort to support endangered animals, scientist Terri Roth succeeds in helping a pair of Sumatran rhinos reproduce, using techniques that can be used to help other rhinoceroses both in captivity and, indirectly, in the wild. Woven into the saga of Emi, Ipuh and their progeny is a thorough introduction to this intriguing mammal, which is, next to elephants, the largest land animal in the world. With clearly written text, detailed and well-reproduced photographs and helpful maps and charts, Carson and Uhlman describe the five rhinoceros varieties in the world today, including something of their background, their habits and habitats, their similarities and differences. (A "Rhino field guide" with fast facts is part of the backmatter.) Other members of the zoo team are shown supporting Roth's work. The emphases on reproductive science and zoo work both make this an unusual addition to the admirable Scientists in the Field series, one that should be welcome in high-school as well as middle-school libraries. (glossary, suggested reading and websites, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)
From the Publisher

"With clearly written text, detailed and well-produced photographs and helpful maps and charts...should be welcome in high-school as well as middle-school libraries." Kirkus, Starred 9/15/07 Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Carson provides fascinating detail...color photographs featuring Roth at work are upstaged only by those of the rhinos themselves..." The Horn Book, Nov/Dec 2007 Horn Book

The text is ful of important details, and the photographs are unfailingly crisp, bright, and full of variety." SLJ November 2007 School Library Journal

"Pair this with other animal titles...and make sure kids get a chance to view Emi real-time on the zoo's webcam." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This latest in the Scientists in the Field series has all the elements of top-notch nonfiction." Booklist 12/1/07 Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"An engaging new volume." The Washington Post 12/08/07 The Washington Post

Wilde Award Winner - Best Nonfiction

News and Observer, December 16, 2007 News and Observer

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547408507
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/25/2010
  • Series: Scientists in the Field Series
  • Pages: 57
  • Sales rank: 1,031,903
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman met while working on a magazine article about breeding captive rhinos in 2001. Now they are married and live with their dog Ruby in a century-old house surrounded by deer, hawks, woodchucks, songbirds, and other creatures in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tom Uhlman has been a freelance photographer for 25 years. He photographs lots of news and sporting events, but enjoys shooting pictures of wildlife and the natural world most of all. Visiting some of the most famous volcanos in the world and meeting the people who study them was a special treat. Tom's photographs can also be seen in upcoming Scientists in the Field book Park Scientists, and previously in Emi and the Rhino Scientist and The Bat Scientists

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)