skip to content
Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill

Author: Heather L Montgomery; Kevin O'Malley
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Children's Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
When Heather L. Montgomery sees a rattlesnake flattened on the side of the road, her first instinct is to pick it up and dissect it--she's always wanted to see how a snake's fangs retract when they close their mouths, and it's not exactly safe to poke around in a live reptile's mouth. A wildlife researcher with a special penchant for the animals that litter the roadways, Heather isn't satisfied with dissecting just  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Informational works
Nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather L Montgomery; Kevin O'Malley
ISBN: 9781681199009 1681199009
OCLC Number: 1019932008
Target Audience: 850L; Age 10-14.; Grade 7-8.
Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Rattled --
Library of life --
Dead discoveries --
Roadkill counts --
On the trail of dead devils --
Please pass the salt --
Rogue taxidermy --
Oh deer! --
Mama --
Dodging death --
Trees, tolls, and tweets --
Epilogue --
Simple acts save lives.
Responsibility: Heather L. Montgomery ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley.
More information:

Abstract:

When Heather L. Montgomery sees a rattlesnake flattened on the side of the road, her first instinct is to pick it up and dissect it--she's always wanted to see how a snake's fangs retract when they close their mouths, and it's not exactly safe to poke around in a live reptile's mouth. A wildlife researcher with a special penchant for the animals that litter the roadways, Heather isn't satisfied with dissecting just one snake. Her fascination with roadkill sets her off on a journey from her own backyard and the roadways of the American South to scientists and kids in labs and homes across the globe. From biologists who use the corpses of Tasmanian devils to investigate cures for a contagious cancer, to a scientist who discovered a whole new species of bird from a single wing left behind, to a boy rebuilding animal bodies from the bones up, to a restaurant that serves up animal remnants, Heather discovers that death is just the beginning for these creatures. This engaging narrative nonfiction is an eye-opening and irreverent look at the dead and dying animals that we pass by without a second thought--as well as a fascinating insight to the scientific research process. --

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1019932008> # Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1019932008" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5512228730#Topic/juvenile_nonfiction_animals_general> ; # JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5512228730#Topic/roadkill> ; # Roadkill
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/591.714/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5512228730#Topic/animal_carcasses> ; # Animal carcasses
    schema:audience <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1019932008#Audience> ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5512228730#Person/montgomery_heather_l> ; # Heather L. Montgomery
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contentRating "Grade 7-8." ;
    schema:contentRating "850L" ;
    schema:contentRating "Age 10-14." ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2018" ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "Rattled -- Library of life -- Dead discoveries -- Roadkill counts -- On the trail of dead devils -- Please pass the salt -- Rogue taxidermy -- Oh deer! -- Mama -- Dodging death -- Trees, tolls, and tweets -- Epilogue -- Simple acts save lives."@en ;
    schema:description "When Heather L. Montgomery sees a rattlesnake flattened on the side of the road, her first instinct is to pick it up and dissect it--she's always wanted to see how a snake's fangs retract when they close their mouths, and it's not exactly safe to poke around in a live reptile's mouth. A wildlife researcher with a special penchant for the animals that litter the roadways, Heather isn't satisfied with dissecting just one snake. Her fascination with roadkill sets her off on a journey from her own backyard and the roadways of the American South to scientists and kids in labs and homes across the globe. From biologists who use the corpses of Tasmanian devils to investigate cures for a contagious cancer, to a scientist who discovered a whole new species of bird from a single wing left behind, to a boy rebuilding animal bodies from the bones up, to a restaurant that serves up animal remnants, Heather discovers that death is just the beginning for these creatures. This engaging narrative nonfiction is an eye-opening and irreverent look at the dead and dying animals that we pass by without a second thought--as well as a fascinating insight to the scientific research process. --"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5512228730> ;
    schema:genre "Juvenile works"@en ;
    schema:genre "Nonfiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Informational works"@en ;
    schema:illustrator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5512228730#Person/o_malley_kevin_1961> ; # Kevin O'Malley
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill"@en ;
    schema:productID "1019932008" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781681199009> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1019932008> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5512228730#Person/montgomery_heather_l> # Heather L. Montgomery
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Montgomery" ;
    schema:givenName "Heather L." ;
    schema:name "Heather L. Montgomery" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5512228730#Person/o_malley_kevin_1961> # Kevin O'Malley
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1961" ;
    schema:familyName "O'Malley" ;
    schema:givenName "Kevin" ;
    schema:name "Kevin O'Malley" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5512228730#Topic/juvenile_nonfiction_animals_general> # JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781681199009>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1681199009" ;
    schema:isbn "9781681199009" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.