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Barcode30293101860422
LocationClark County
Call NoJ 598.92 Mont
TitleCondor comeback / words by Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Tianne Strombeck.
AuthorMontgomery, Sy. author.
CollectionJNF
Total Circ0
NumReserves0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101860422J 598.92 Mont10/14/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780544816534
International Standard Book Number 0544816536
Personal Name Montgomery, Sy. author.
Title Statement Condor comeback / words by Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Tianne Strombeck.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.
Physical Description 89 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 x 29 cm.
Series Statement Scientists in the field
General Note "Conservation--where science meets adventure"--Cover.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (page 86) and index.
Summary, Etc. In April of 1987 the last wild California condor was captured and taken to live in captivity like the other twenty-six remaining birds of its kind. Many thought that the days were over of of this remarkable, distinguished bird that had roamed the skies of North and Central American for thousands of years. Sy Montgomery employs her skill for on-the-ground reporting, shrewd observation, and stunning narrative prose to detail the efforts of scientists, volunteers, and everyday citizens to get California condors back in the wild. In particular, Montgomery profiles employees at the Santa Barbara Zoo who have worked tirelessly to raise abandoned chicks, nurse sick birds back to health, and conduct research that can support legislation to ban what is probably the largest threat to the existence of the wild condor: lead bullets. In turns affectionate and frustrated, hopeful and heartbreaking, Montgomery’s powerful prose does justice to these ancient, sociable, and elegant creatures. Complete with world-class, full-color photography and helpful sidebars that provide details such as the history of the bird’s fight back from extinction, the dangers of lead poisoning, and the relationship of condors to the Chumash nation, Condor Comeback is an inspiring story of groundbreaking science, perseverance, and cooperation.
Target Audience Note Age 10-12.
Target Audience Note Grade 4 to 6.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term California condor Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term California condor Conservation United States Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Birds Conservation Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Condors Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Endangered species Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Environmental protection Juvenile literature.
Added Entry, Personal Name Strombeck, Tianne. illustrator.

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