Dr. Kimberly Stewart, also known as the Turtle Lady of St. Kitts, is already waiting at midnight when an 800-pound leatherback sea turtle crawls out of the Caribbean surf and onto the sandy beach. The mother turtle has a vital job to do: dig a nest in which she will lay eggs that will hatch into part of the next generation of leatherbacks. With only one in a thousand of the eggs for this critically endangered species resulting in an adult sea turtle, the odds are stacked against her and her offspring. Join the renowned author and photographer Steve Swinburne on a journey through history to learn how sea turtles came to be endangered, and what scientists like Kimberly are doing to save them. For the complete selection of books in this critically acclaimed, award-winning series, visit www.sciencemeetsadventure.com.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||Scientists in the Field Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Lexile:||NC1190L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||10 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Steve Swinburne is an author and photographer who has published more than twenty-five nonfiction books for young readers. He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughters. You can learn more about his work at www.steveswinburne.com.