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Green Sea Turtle: Help Save This Endangered Species!

Green Sea Turtle: Help Save This Endangered Species!

by Marty Fletcher, Glenn Scherer

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Children's Literature
When Columbus first sailed to the Americas he had to halt all three of his ships in the Caribbean Sea because the water was so thick with migrating sea turtles they had to wait several hours to let them pass. Now all seven species of sea turtles are either endangered or threatened. As the authors so eloquently point out, the biggest challenge yet to the survival of these reptiles is humankind. Focusing on the green sea turtle, this "MyReportLinks.com" book helps computer savvy high school or even college students find appropriate, recommended, and up-to-date web sites for research about green sea turtles. The book, part of the "Saving Endangered Species" series, provides basic information on these ocean-going reptiles, beginning with the question, why is it important to save sea turtles? Well-written text includes an introduction to all sea turtle species and discusses global-wide habitats, migration patterns, reproduction, and what they eat. Also covered are dangers to sea turtles, including ocean front development, longline fishing, and an epidemic, Fibropapillomatosis, that inflicts many greens with large, fibrous tumors on their soft tissue. Much of the book is about protecting green sea turtles, the current state of the greens, plus organizations and individuals dedicated to save them. Along the way there are lists and descriptions of about thirty web sites, ranging from Green Sea Turtle—Chelonia mydas (which features how greens differ from other sea turtle species) to Earthjustice (a law firm that works to protect the environment). All these sites can be accessed at www.myreportlinks.com, which keeps sides updated. As the late Archie Carr, the "father of sea turtle research,"said, "for most of the wild things on Earth, the future must depend on the conscience of mankind." The book includes a glossary, extensive chapter notes, bibliography, and an index. 2006, Enslow Publishers, Ages 15 to Adult.
—Judy Crowder
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-Strong introductions detailing evolution, physical features, and development. The authors push the series beyond simple subject coverage by including scientists' contributions to saving these endangered animals. A substantial amount of clear and interestingly written information will draw report writers' interest. The full-color photographs and illustrations are supportive of the texts. The books end with two-page lists of related Internet sites. Useful resources.-Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Saving Endangered Species Series
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
9 - 15 Years

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