If youave never seen a lowland tapir, youare not alone. Most of the people who live near tapir habitat in Brazilas vast Pantanal (athe Everglades on steroidsa) havenat seen the elusive snorkel-snouted mammal, either. In this arresting nonfiction picture book, Sibert winners Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop join a tapir-finding expedition led by the Brazilian field scientist Pati Medici. Aspiring scientists will love the immediate, often humorous ayou are therea descriptions of fieldwork, and gadget lovers will revel in the high-tech science at play, from microchips to the camera traps that capture the asoap operaa of tapir life.Crammed into the 1977 Toyota Bandeirante Land Cruiser, wea#39;ve been scanning the grass, water, and scrubby forest around us ... A tropical animal with a long, flexible snout (which it can use as a snorkel when it swims) and a stout body, four anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Tapir Scientist|
|Author||:||Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2013-07-23|