Documents the true story of the legendary samurai who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father before being sent to live in a monastery where, against the odds, he learned and perfected his fighting skills. --Publisher's description.
Mountain gorillas are one of the most endangered species in the world. Now they are facing a new threat, from the very tourism that is helping to protect them: exposure to human disease. This is the story of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project and its work to provide medical care to the gorillas.
"In the newest addition to the ever-popular and authoritative nonfiction Scientists in the Field series, the team behindThe Frog Scientist take you on a research trip to New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean to follow crows in aviaries and in the wild while answering many thought-provoking questions like: "Can a crow outsmart a scientist?" Remarkably engaging narrative nonfiction coupled with beautiful photographs, this is a trip you won't regret booking!"--...
Presents the work of NASA astrobiologist Dr. Chris McKay as he investigates the factors necessary to sustain life on both Earth and other planets, performing experiments under extreme weather conditions in Antarctia, Siberia, and the Sahara Desert.
Big cats! Learn how radio collars aide in conservation and answers to questions, such as, why can't humans run as fast as cheetahs? Follow researchers as they track Siberian tigers. Find out about efforts to conserve snow leopards in the wild. Stories by Andy Boyles, Pamela S. Turner, Linda Zajac, and Highlights for Children.
Big animals! Find out about the biting career of a zoo animal dentist. Learn about ways in which people cure, respect, and preserve big cats in Africa and California. Stories by Pamela S. Turner, Highlights for Children, Nina Kidd, and David Richardson.