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Sy Montgomery
"Part Emily Dickinson, part Indiana Jones," as the Boston Globe has called her, Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and swum with piranhas and pink dolphins in the Amazon. To research her books, films and articles, she has worked in a pit swarming with 18,000... show more

"Part Emily Dickinson, part Indiana Jones," as the Boston Globe has called her, Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and swum with piranhas and pink dolphins in the Amazon. To research her books, films and articles, she has worked in a pit swarming with 18,000 snakes in Canada and been hunted by a tiger in India. She has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia's Gobi desert in search of snow leopards and penetrated the cloud forests of Papua New Guinea to radio collar tree kangaroos. No place is too far to go to bring animals' true stories to adults and children around the world.Th author of the national bestseller, The Good Good Pig, as well as 15 other celebrated nonfiction books, Montgomery writes for print as well as broadcast in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible at what she considers a critical turning point in human history. "We are on the cusp of either destroying this sweet, green Earth or revolutionizing the way we understand the rest of animate creation," she says. "It's an important time to be writing about the connections we share with our fellow creatures. It's a great time to be alive."
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Birth date: February 07, 1958
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 months ago
The Hyena Scientist is a book written with 10-12 year old's in mind. However, I'm sure most adults can get something out of it as well. In this book Montgomery and Bishop take a tour through the Hyena research station in Kenya lead by zoologist Kay Holecamp. The book reads like a travelogue with ...
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it 1 year ago
Review to come (probably)
MikeDI
MikeDI rated it 1 year ago
Well done, but a bit repetitive and a little too much of other stuff besides the tigers. I didn't read it to find out about their religion.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 2 years ago
Maddeningly, I could not get my Fire to cooperate and let me write some kind of review yesterday. Scientists in the Field Series I've read two now, and on behalf of the parents of inquisitive children, let me say "Thank You! HMH Books for Young Readers, thank you so much for producing non-fictio...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 2 years ago
I received a copy of this book through Goodreads in exchange for on honest review. On the whole this was a fascinating book with beautiful descriptions and unique information. Montgomery tells the stories of the octopuses and the people she met through immersion journalism and offers some analysis o...
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