Gorilla Mountain: The Story of Wildlife Biologist Amy Vedder

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Amy Vedder leads a wild life. How many people can say they were once a member of a mountain gorilla family? Amy Vedder is a wildlife biologist, a scientist who studies animals and their behavior. She uses her knowledge to save animals whose lives and habitats are threatened. She once lived in a remote part of central Africa, where she helped rescue Rwanda’s mountain gorillas from extinction. Amy did groundbreaking science in a beautiful rain forest environment, but it wasn’t always easy. She had to face tough ...
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Overview

Amy Vedder leads a wild life. How many people can say they were once a member of a mountain gorilla family? Amy Vedder is a wildlife biologist, a scientist who studies animals and their behavior. She uses her knowledge to save animals whose lives and habitats are threatened. She once lived in a remote part of central Africa, where she helped rescue Rwanda’s mountain gorillas from extinction. Amy did groundbreaking science in a beautiful rain forest environment, but it wasn’t always easy. She had to face tough conditions in a country affected by conflict and war. In the process, she met unforgettable people—and unforgettable gorillas. Today Amy travels the world, from her home base at New York’s Bronx Zoo to the far reaches of Mongolia in Asia. Everywhere she goes, she teaches people how to appreciate and protect the precious wildlife that surrounds them. Gorilla Mountain is an exciting and inspiring story of true tale adventure. Young readers everywhere will be moved by the story of the young nature lover who became a powerful champion of great apes.
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Gr 5-8-Despite rather blah covers, odd titles, and a staid series format, these three books are interesting, substantive, and eminently readable. The authors not only outline the successful aspects of these women's careers, but also discuss their childhoods, their education, and their passionate determination to shine in their chosen fields. Laced with small color and black-and-white photos, each title contains a considered glossary, an annotated list of further resources, and a selected bibliography as well as references to interviews with the scientist, her family, and colleagues. For the intellectually curious, the texts are sprinkled with informative boxes on a variety of subjects, "Gorilla Speak," "What is Standard Deviation?" and "Smashing Particles" among them. Conversational but not condescending, these titles are informative and inspiring.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309095518
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2006
  • Series: Women's Adventures in Science Ser.
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,456,359
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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