Undaunted : the wild life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and her fearless quest to save orangutans
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Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, [2019].
Format
Book
ISBN
9781426333569, 1426333560, 9781426333576, 1426333579
Physical Desc
96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Accelerated Reader
IL: MG - BL: 7.8 - AR Pts: 2
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Amherst - Children's Nonfiction - Children's RoomJ 599.883 SiOn Shelf
Hooksett - Children's Nonfiction - Young Adult RoomYA B GALDIKAS, BOn Shelf

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Published
Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, [2019].
Language
English
ISBN
9781426333569, 1426333560, 9781426333576, 1426333579
Accelerated Reader
MG
Level 7.8, 2 Points

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Includes bibliographical references (page 91) and index.
Description
"As a young scientist, Biruté Mary Galdikas had a mission: To find and study the elusive orangutans of Borneo's rain forest to help protect this amazing and elusive species. Follow her story as she carries out an epic search and struggles to survive while studying the world's most endangered great ape. When Galdikas saw her first image of an orangutan in the wild, she was immediately captivated. It haunted her and she found its gaze "almost hypnotic." She moved to Borneo, where she made it her life's mission to study and work to protect these mysterious creatures. Like primatologists Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Galdikas was driven by incredible ambition and a fascination with apes and human origins, making her way to the harsh rain forests of Indonesian Borneo when she was just 25 years old. She set up a simple camp, named after her mentor, Louis Leakey, and proceeded to look ... and look ...and look for wild orangutans, one of the most elusive species on the planet. Her studies brought these critically endangered apes to the world stage, and they are still making an impact today. Now in her 70s, Dr. Galdikas has conducted the longest running study of any wild mammal by any single scientist. Award-winning author Anita Silvey explores the life and legacy of this incredible and little-known primatologist. With unparalleled storytelling, Silvey offers unique insight into Galdikas' childhood, her work with National Geographic, her passion of raising awareness about conservation, and her mission of securing a future for orangutans."--Amazon.com.
Target Audience
Age 8-12.
Target Audience
Grade 4 to 6.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Silvey, A. (2019). Undaunted: the wild life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and her fearless quest to save orangutans . National Geographic Kids.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Silvey, Anita. 2019. Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans. National Geographic Kids.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Silvey, Anita. Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans National Geographic Kids, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Silvey, Anita. Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans National Geographic Kids, 2019.

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