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ABOUT THE BOOK  
For more than fifty years, George Schaller has been on a mission: to save the world’s great wild beasts. From enthusiastic student spotting his first grizzly in Alaska, to pioneering field biologist radio-tagging lions in the Serengeti, to world-renowned conservationist campaigning for nature reserves in China, George Schaller has been an inspiration an entire generation of scientists and explorers. Packed with intriguing science and the thrill of discovery, here is a biography that brilliantly captions the spirit and passion of an extraordinary life in the wild.  
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Golden Kite Nonfiction Award
Kirkus Reviews starred review
Booklist starred review
Northern California Book Award 
National Science Teachers Association Recommended Book
Kirkus Reviews Best Book for Young Adults
National Council for Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book
Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice
Cybils Award nominee
Beehive Book Award nominee
Booklist Top Ten Sci-Tech Book for Youth
REVIEWS
Kirkus Reviews starred review:
“In this gracefully written biography of naturalist and conservationist George Schaller, Turner focuses on six particular studies selected from more than 50 years of travel and research aimed at protecting not just signature species but whole ecosystems in remote parts of the world. … This introduction to an environmental hero, the first for young readers, is timely and inspiring.”
 
Booklist starred review:
“Turner's stirring portrait spotlights a scientist's invaluable contributions to animal study; the gritty, thrilling particulars of fieldwork; and the urgent necessity to protect wild creatures and their habitats.”
 
Rutgers:
“Pamela Turner has an uncanny ability to translate her careful research of Schaller's scientific insights and methods into an engrossing set of stories that are bound to leave a lasting impression on readers.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books:
“Turner neatly blends lively accounts of Schaller’s life in various wildernesses with wife and kids with more serious discussion of his work and seminal discoveries about animal behavior … Fans moving beyond the Scientists in the Field series will find this just the more in-depth but still personal account of exciting scientific practice that they've been seeking.”
VOYA:
“Perhaps no other scientist has done more for wildlife conservation than George Schaller … Animal lovers and conservation-minded students will enjoy this excellent introduction to Schaller and his ideas.”
 
Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008
hardcover ISBN 978-0374345785
discussion guide
Dr. George Schaller in the wild
 
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