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Montgomery, Sy

Overview
Works: 65 works in 178 publications in 5 languages and 28,897 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Anecdotes  Folklore  Guidebooks  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: QL737.C23, 599.22
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Publications about Sy Montgomery
Publications by Sy Montgomery
Most widely held works by Sy Montgomery
Quest for the tree kangaroo : an expedition to the cloud forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3,395 libraries worldwide
Text and photographs portray the work of scientist Lisa Dabek and her team as they travel to Papua New Guinea to study a type of kangaroo that lives in trees. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
Saving the ghost of the mountain : an expedition among snow leopards in Mongolia by Sy Montgomery( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,953 libraries worldwide
A pale, spotted, almost cloud-like coat makes the snow leopard uncannily invisible in its rocky mountain habitat. Author Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop accompany conservationist Tom McCarthy and his team as they travel to Mongolia's Altai Mountains to gather data about snow leopard populations in an attempt to save this endangered species
The tarantula scientist by Sy Montgomery( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,212 libraries worldwide
Describes the research that Samuel Marshall and his students are doing on tarantulas, including the largest spider on earth, the Goliath birdeating tarantula
Kakapo rescue : saving the world's strangest parrot by Sy Montgomery( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,910 libraries worldwide
Follows the scientists and volunteers of the Kakapo Recovery Team as they work to restore the kakapo population on Codfish Island, a remote island off the southern coast of New Zealand. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
Walking with the great apes : Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas by Sy Montgomery( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,738 libraries worldwide
The stories of three women who dedicated their lives to the study of primate ethology
Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,715 libraries worldwide
When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. While Temple's doctor and father both recommended an institution, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make
The snake scientist by Sy Montgomery( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,688 libraries worldwide
Discusses the work of Bob Mason and his efforts to study and protect snakes, particularly red-sided garter snakes
The soul of an octopus : a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness by Sy Montgomery( Book )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,199 libraries worldwide
"In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig, Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus--a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature--and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. Sy Montgomery's popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, "Deep Intellect," about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death, went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practiced true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary shape-shifters. Octopuses have varied personalities and intelligence they show in myriad ways: endless trickery to escape enclosures and get food; jetting water playfully to bounce objects like balls; and evading caretakers by using a scoop net as a trampoline and running around the floor on eight arms. But with a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake, and a tongue covered with teeth, how can such a being know anything? And what sort of thoughts could it think? The intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees was only recently accepted by scientists, who now are establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their color-changing camouflage techniques. Montgomery chronicles this growing appreciation of the octopus, but also tells a love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about consciousness and the meeting of two very different minds"--
Chasing cheetahs : the race to save Africa's fastest cats by Sy Montgomery( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Describes the cheetah's essential role in the ecosystem and the ways in which Namibia's Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting cohabitation between cheetahs and farmers
The tapir scientist by Sy Montgomery( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
Describes the research that Patricia Medici and her team are doing on researching tapir in Brazil
Search for the golden moon bear : science and adventure in Southeast Asia by Sy Montgomery( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
Documents the author's quest to discover the Southeast Asia golden moon bear, describing her team's encounters with dangerous elements, profiling her subject, and sharing excerpts from folklore and natural history
Journey of the pink dolphins : an Amazon quest by Sy Montgomery( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
In following the mysterious pink dolphins in the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo region, the author "follows the pink dolphins to the spirit realm, where shamans commune with the powers of the plants and visit the Encante. With paleontologist Gary Galbreath, she follows them back in time, tracing the history of the species. At Mamirauá, the pink dolphins illuminate the Amazon's present-day conservation dilemma. And in a final, glorious burst, Montgomery follows the dolphins back, down, deep, to the watery womb of the world, touching the very soul of the Amazon."--Jacket
The man-eating tigers of Sundarbans by Sy Montgomery( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 997 libraries worldwide
The forest around the Bay of Bengal is home to more tigers than anywhere in the world. Readers can learn about their habitat and the myths that surround them
Birdology : adventures with a pack of hens, a peck of pigeons, cantankerous crows, fierce falcons, hip hop parrots, baby hummingbirds, and one murderously big living dinosaur by Sy Montgomery( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Combines popular science with personal anecdotes as the author describes her encounters with a range of avian personalities from various parts of the world
Encantado : pink dolphin of the Amazon by Sy Montgomery( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Introduces the world of the freshwater dolphins called Encantados, or Enchanted, by the people who live near them in the region of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers in South America
The octopus scientists : exploring the mind of a mollusk by Sy Montgomery( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 827 libraries worldwide
Looks at the work of renowned octopus scientist Jennifer Mather and a team of researchers on the island of Moorea, near Tahiti in the South Pacific, where they work to learn more about octopuses and their behavior
Spell of the tiger : the man-eaters of Sundarbans by Sy Montgomery( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Sundarbans, a huge swampy area of India and Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal, remains the largest tract of mangrove forest on earth. It is also the only place where tigers eat men. Elsewhere in Asia, tigers are being hunted to extinction, but here they are the hunters, routinely carrying away fishermen, honey-gatherers and woodcutters. Although they fear tiger attacks, the men and women of Sundarbans have turned the tiger into an object of veneration, itself a strange kind of earth worship. Sy Montgomery, author of Walking with the Great Apes and The Good Good Pig, has devoted years to this mist-shrouded, forest-screened region, and here she tells all about the peculiar relationship between tigers and their human prey. She lets us understand how it feels to know that as a human being you are, to the tiger, merely a source of meat.--From publisher description
The golden moon bear : science and adventure in the Asian tropics by Sy Montgomery( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Join Sy Montgomery as she travels far and wide in search of the golden moon bear. Along with her research companions, she delves deep into the jungles of the Elephant Mountains, visits the bustling streets of Cambodian cities, explores remote villages, and attends a Club Med for bears in Thailand-all while carrying marshmallows and tweezers for her encounters with the bears along the way. The quest for the golden moon bear takes us on an exhilarating journey and chronicles the detective work and science behind tracking a new species in a different part of the world, where bears are kept as pets and where sometimes things aren't quite what they seem. Montgomery takes readers on an exciting adventure as she travels Southeast Asia in search of the golden moon bear. Here, she chronicles the detective work and science behind tracking a new species in a different part of the world. Full color
Temple Grandin how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery( file )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
An authorized portrait about Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities describes how she overcame key disabilities through education and the support of her mother
Nature's everyday mysteries : a field guide to the world in your backyard by Sy Montgomery( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Sy Montgomery Duits auteur
Sy Montgomery naturalist and author
モンゴメリー, サイ
Languages
English (113)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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