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Saving the ghost of the mountain : an expedition among snow leopards in Mongolia
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, c2009.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
74 pages : col. ill., col. maps : 24 x 29 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Kids Non-Fiction
j599.7555 M788s
Description
People call it "The Ghost of the Mountain," for those who live among snow leopards almost never see one. Beautiful spotted coats conceal these elusive cats in their rocky, high-altitude habitat--a place where temperatures are often cold enough to freeze human tears. A thick, long tail for balance helps snow leopards spring at their prey from great distances--prey that is often three times its own size. Slinking along the Mongolian mountain ridges, the snow leopards areinvisible--and almost impossible to study. But that doesn't deter scientist Tom McCarthy, Conservation Director of the Seattle-based Snow Leopard Trust, or his many colleagues from dedicating their lives' work to the study and protection of this seldom-seen creature. And it doesn't stop Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop from packing their bags in order to join Tom on a trek to Mongolia, where they hope to learn more about this magical cat, a cat who doesn't give up its secrets easily. It will take endurance and persistence to climb the dusty mountain trails, hope of a snow leopard sighting rising and falling with each new summit. It will take practice and experience to lay humane leghold snares, collect scat samples, and set up motion-triggered cameras. It will take patience, focus--and yes, love--to dedicate a lifetime learning more about this little-understood creature. But that's the only way the Snow Leopard Trust can protect their charges, beforethe snow leopard truly becomes nothing but a ghost of the mountain. With a dazzling, as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop bring Mongolia up close for readers everywhere.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780618916450, 0618916458
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.5, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
840

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Includes index.
Description
A pale, spotted, almost cloud-like coat makes the snow leopard uncannily invisible in its rocky mountain habitat. Author Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop accompany conservationist Tom McCarthy and his team as they travel to Mongolia's Altai Mountains to gather data about snow leopard populations in an attempt to save this endangered species.
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A Junior Library Guild selection.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Montgomery, S., & Bishop, N. (2009). Saving the ghost of the mountain: an expedition among snow leopards in Mongolia. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Montgomery, Sy and Nic Bishop. 2009. Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Montgomery, Sy and Nic Bishop, Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Montgomery, Sy., and Nic Bishop. Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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