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

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

Author: Sy Montgomery
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Book Title
Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia
Author
Sy Montgomery
ISBN
9780618916450
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 are invisible--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, before the 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.Binding Type: Library BindingAuthor: Sy MontgomeryPublisher: Clarion BooksPublished: 09/01/2009ISBN: 9780618916450Pages: 80Weight: 1.43lbsSize: 9.10h x 11.22w x 0.53dAward: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - RecommendedReview Citations: Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2009Kirkus Review - Children 09/01/2009School Library Journal 10/01/2009 pg. 150Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2009 pg. 697SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2009 pg. 34Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 - Superior,Well Above AverageAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 131941 / Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in MongoliaReading Level: 5.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 3

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 are invisible--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, before the 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.



Binding Type: Library Binding
Author: Sy Montgomery
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 09/01/2009
ISBN: 9780618916450
Pages: 80
Weight: 1.43lbs
Size: 9.10h x 11.22w x 0.53d
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended

Review Citations: Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2009
Kirkus Review - Children 09/01/2009
School Library Journal 10/01/2009 pg. 150
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2009 pg. 697
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2009 pg. 34
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 - Superior,Well Above Average

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 131941 / Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia
Reading Level: 5.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 3

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 are invisible--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, before the 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.



Binding Type: Library Binding
Author: Sy Montgomery
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 09/01/2009
ISBN: 9780618916450
Pages: 80
Weight: 1.43lbs
Size: 9.10h x 11.22w x 0.53d
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended

Review Citations: Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2009
Kirkus Review - Children 09/01/2009
School Library Journal 10/01/2009 pg. 150
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2009 pg. 697
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2009 pg. 34
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 - Superior,Well Above Average

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 131941 / Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia
Reading Level: 5.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 3