Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia


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School Library Journal Best Book of 2009

A NSTA/CBS Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2010

2009 Booklists's editors' list of the Top 10 Environmental Titles for Youth

With a dazzling as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, readers, young and old, will be fascinated as they discover why these mysterious cats are called ghosts of the mountain. Readers will also be stunned by how much perseverance it takes to research and protect this endangered, little-understood species.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547727349
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Series: Scientists in the Field Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,165,399
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, newspaper columnist, scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for children as well as adults. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her website at

Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop won the Sibert Medal in 2011 for their collaborative work on Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot , another Scientist in the Field title.


Hancock, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1958

Place of Birth:

Frankfurt, Germany


Syracuse University: B.A., Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1979; B.A., College of Arts and Sciences, 1979

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Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
agiffin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This beautifully woven photographic essay paints a picture of one man's journey through Mongolia in search of the elusive snow leopard. Not only does the reader learn of the snow leopard itself, but also of the Mongolian people and culture, the landscape, and other animals involved in their ecosystem. The pictures make the words of the text resonate off the page to provide an intimate look into the world of the snow leopard and the Mongolian people. In particular, this book follows the tracks of two previously studied snow leopards named Blue and Yellow, including individual pictures of each.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book.