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Project Puffin: How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock
     

Project Puffin: How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock

by Pete Salmansohn, Stephen W. Kress
 
* An Audubon Book ** Notable Books for Children, Smithsonian ** CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book *Atlantic puffins are an important part of the web of life in the North Atlantic, but these charming, comical seabirds had become rare in Maine due to human activity and were in danger of disappearing completely.
This remarkable book chronicles the efforts of

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* An Audubon Book ** Notable Books for Children, Smithsonian ** CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book *Atlantic puffins are an important part of the web of life in the North Atlantic, but these charming, comical seabirds had become rare in Maine due to human activity and were in danger of disappearing completely.
This remarkable book chronicles the efforts of biologist Steven Kress to rejuvenate a once-flourishing puffin colony on Egg Rock, an island off the Maine coast, with puffin chicks from Newfoundland. With their large, colorful beaks, their upright posture, and their big, dark eyes, it's easy to see why puffins are popular all over the world. But for the past hundred years, puffins along the coast of Maine have been threatened with local extinction. Biologist Stephen Kress decided to try to bring puffins back to Maine with an experiment that had never been attempted before. Stunning color photographs on every page capture each step of this wildlife success story. As you learn about The Puffin Project, you'll also learn all about puffins how they are so wonderfully adapted to their ocean environment, how they catch fish, socialize, nest in burrows, and raise their young.

Editorial Reviews

Audubon Magazine
“Delight and wonder can nourish in a child a life-long commitment to preserving Planet
Earth. Project Puffin is a book that ought to confirm a child’s delight in these seabirds. It is the true story of one man’s vision and devotion.”
Birdwatching Magazine
“A story that is, at its heart, about how a kid from Ohio accomplished one of the biggest conservation victories of our time.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884481713
Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
National Audubon Society Bks.
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Pete Salmansohn is an educator for Audubon, was named Maine's Environmental Educator of the Year in 1998 and in 2001 received a Visionary Award from the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment. Pete has led hundreds of public boat cruises to see puffins on Eastern Egg Rock, Maine.

Stephen W. Kress contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press, and is Audubon's Vice-president for bird conservation and director of Audubon's Seabird Restoration Project.

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