The hyena scientist / text by Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Nic Bishop.
Contributor(s): Bishop, Nic [photographer.].Material type: BookSeries: Scientists in the field: Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Description: 71 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 x 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780544635111; 0544635116.Subject(s): Hyenas -- Research -- Juvenile literature | Mammalogists -- Juvenile literature | Hyenas | Mammalogists | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Animals -- Mammals | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Women | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- Africa | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Science & Nature -- Environmental Science & Ecosystems | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Science & Nature -- Zoology | Mammalogists | Mammalogists -- Juvenile literature | Hyenas -- Research -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Juvenile works. | Creative nonfiction. | Literature.DDC classification: 599.74/3072 Online resources: Lexile website:
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"African Plains-- where science meets adventure"--Cover.
Grade 4 to 6.
Accelerated Reader MG 6.8 3.0.
"Travel to the African bush with Sibert medal winning team Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop in this myth-busting new addition to the Scientists in the Field series as they join the internationally acclaimed woman researcher conducting one of the longest and most important studies of African mammals in the history of science."-- Provided by publisher.
Ernest Hemingway once claimed the hyena is a "sad yowler, camp-follower, stinking, foul, with jaws that crack the bones the lion leaves, belly dragging loping away on the brown plain..." Many years later, in the movie The Lion King, Whoopi Goldberg famously voiced the skulking, sulking, hysterically giggling hyena that further cemented the general distaste toward these seemingly cowardly scavengers. But don't let hyenas' bad reputation fool you. As a scientist studying one of the only mammalian societies led entirely by females, zoologist Kay Holekamp has made it her life's work to understand these fascinating, complex creatures that are playful, social, and highly intelligent - almost nothing like the mangy monsters of pop culture lore. Timely and inspiring, The Hyena Scientist sets the record straight about one of history's most hated and misunderstood mammals, while featuring the groundbreaking, pioneering research of a female scientist in a predominately male field. -- From dust jacket.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Chapter One A most misunderstood mammal -- Chapter Two Fisi Camp -- Chapter Three Morning obs -- Chapter Four Maji mingi -- Chapter Five Kinda see 'em -- Chapter Six Clan war -- Chapter Seven The capture of McDonald's -- Chapter Eight Glimpses and revelations.
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