Monday, May 14, 2012

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Ms. Yingling Reads.

My selection is "Emi and the Rhino Scientist" written by Mary Kay Carson with photographs by Tom Uhlman.

Carson documents biologist Terri Roth's work with rare Sumatran Rhinos.  At home in the Cincinnati Zoo, Terri, who specializes in endangered species reproduction, cares for Emi, the first Sumatran Rhino to give birth in captivity in 112 years.  This is a remarkable achievement in the ongoing quest to protect the smallest and most endangered rhino on the planet.  Twenty years ago there were a thousand in the wild.  Poaching and loss of habitat has reduced that number to only 300.

Uhlman's photographs -- up close and personal -- bring the reader an intimate sense of this important work and these amazing animals.

A Rhino Field Guide provides maps of habitat and interesting facts about each of the rhino species.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

This does look like an interesting one. Thanks for sharing!

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