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Montgomery, Sy

Overview
Works: 82 works in 294 publications in 7 languages and 33,850 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Picture books  Anecdotes  Biographies  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Sy Montgomery
 
Most widely held works by Sy Montgomery
Quest for the tree kangaroo : an expedition to the cloud forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs portray the work of scientist Lisa Dabek and her team as they travel to Papua New Guinea to study a type of kangaroo that lives in trees. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
Saving the ghost of the mountain : an expedition among snow leopards in Mongolia by Sy Montgomery( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pale, spotted, almost cloud-like coat makes the snow leopard uncannily invisible in its rocky mountain habitat. Author Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop accompany conservationist Tom McCarthy and his team as they travel to Mongolia's Altai Mountains to gather data about snow leopard populations in an attempt to save this endangered species
The tarantula scientist by Sy Montgomery( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the research that Samuel Marshall and his students are doing on tarantulas, including the largest spider on earth, the Goliath birdeating tarantula. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. While Temple's doctor and father both recommended an institution, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make
Kakapo rescue : saving the world's strangest parrot by Sy Montgomery( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the scientists and volunteers of the Kakapo Recovery Team as they work to restore the kakapo population on Codfish Island, a remote island off the southern coast of New Zealand. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
The soul of an octopus : a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness by Sy Montgomery( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An investigation of the emotional and physical world of the octopus"--
Walking with the great apes : Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas by Sy Montgomery( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of three women who dedicated their lives to the study of primate ethology
The snake scientist by Sy Montgomery( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the work of Bob Mason and his efforts to study and protect snakes, particularly red-sided garter snakes
The man-eating tigers of Sundarbans by Sy Montgomery( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forest around the Bay of Bengal is home to more tigers than anywhere in the world. Readers can learn about their habitat and the myths that surround them
Chasing cheetahs : the race to save Africa's fastest cats by Sy Montgomery( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the cheetah's essential role in the ecosystem and the ways in which Namibia's Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting cohabitation between cheetahs and farmers
The octopus scientists : exploring the mind of a mollusk by Sy Montgomery( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the work of renowned octopus scientist Jennifer Mather and a team of researchers on the island of Moorea, near Tahiti in the South Pacific, where they work to learn more about octopuses and their behavior
The tapir scientist by Sy Montgomery( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the research that Patricia Medici and her team are doing on researching tapir in Brazil
The Great White shark scientist by Sy Montgomery( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great White Shark Scientist is the latest ocean adventure from the venerable team of Sy Montgomery and Keith Ellenbogen. In it, they follow Dr. Greg Skomal, biologist and head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, as he strives to better understand the habits and habitats of Great Whites in order to save this amazing, if maligned, creature of the deep."--
Search for the golden moon bear : science and adventure in Southeast Asia by Sy Montgomery( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the author's quest to discover the Southeast Asia golden moon bear, describing her team's encounters with dangerous elements, profiling her subject, and sharing excerpts from folklore and natural history
Journey of the pink dolphins : an Amazon quest by Sy Montgomery( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In following the mysterious pink dolphins in the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo region, the author "follows the pink dolphins to the spirit realm, where shamans commune with the powers of the plants and visit the Encante. With paleontologist Gary Galbreath, she follows them back in time, tracing the history of the species. At Mamirauá, the pink dolphins illuminate the Amazon's present-day conservation dilemma. And in a final, glorious burst, Montgomery follows the dolphins back, down, deep, to the watery womb of the world, touching the very soul of the Amazon."--Jacket
Birdology : adventures with a pack of hens, a peck of pigeons, cantankerous crows, fierce falcons, hip hop parrots, baby hummingbirds, and one murderously big living dinosaur by Sy Montgomery( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines popular science with personal anecdotes as the author describes her encounters with a range of avian personalities from various parts of the world
Encantado : pink dolphin of the Amazon by Sy Montgomery( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the world of the freshwater dolphins called Encantados, or Enchanted, by the people who live near them in the region of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers in South America
Spell of the tiger : the man-eaters of Sundarbans by Sy Montgomery( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sundarbans, a huge swampy area of India and Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal, remains the largest tract of mangrove forest on earth. It is also the only place where tigers eat men. Elsewhere in Asia, tigers are being hunted to extinction, but here they are the hunters, routinely carrying away fishermen, honey-gatherers and woodcutters. Although they fear tiger attacks, the men and women of Sundarbans have turned the tiger into an object of veneration, itself a strange kind of earth worship. Sy Montgomery, author of Walking with the Great Apes and The Good Good Pig, has devoted years to this mist-shrouded, forest-screened region, and here she tells all about the peculiar relationship between tigers and their human prey. She lets us understand how it feels to know that as a human being you are, to the tiger, merely a source of meat.--From publisher description
The golden moon bear : science and adventure in the Asian tropics by Sy Montgomery( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Sy Montgomery as she travels far and wide in search of the golden moon bear. Along with her research companions, she delves deep into the jungles of the Elephant Mountains, visits the bustling streets of Cambodian cities, explores remote villages, and attends a Club Med for bears in Thailand-all while carrying marshmallows and tweezers for her encounters with the bears along the way. The quest for the golden moon bear takes us on an exhilarating journey and chronicles the detective work and science behind tracking a new species in a different part of the world, where bears are kept as pets and where sometimes things aren't quite what they seem. Montgomery takes readers on an exciting adventure as she travels Southeast Asia in search of the golden moon bear. Here, she chronicles the detective work and science behind tracking a new species in a different part of the world. Full color
Tamed & untamed : close encounters of the animal kind by Sy Montgomery( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tamed and Untamed -- a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas -- explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses. Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, the two authors, also best friends, created this book to put humans back into the animal world. The more we learn about what other animals think and do, they explain, the more we understand ourselves as animals, too. Writes Montgomery, "The list of attributes once thought to be unique to our species -- from using tools to waging war -- is not only rapidly shrinking, but starting to sound less and less impressive when we compare them with other animals' powers." With humor, empathy, and introspection, Montgomery and Thomas look into the lives of all kinds of creatures -- from man's best friend to the great white shark -- and examine the ways we connect with our fellow species. Both authors have devoted their lives to sharing the animal kingdom's magic with others, and their combined wisdom is an indispensable contribution to the field of animal literature. The book contains a foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of the bestseller"--
 
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Quest for the tree kangaroo : an expedition to the cloud forest of New Guinea
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Saving the ghost of the mountain : an expedition among snow leopards in MongoliaThe tarantula scientistKakapo rescue : saving the world's strangest parrotWalking with the great apes : Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté GaldikasThe snake scientistThe man-eating tigers of SundarbansSearch for the golden moon bear : science and adventure in Southeast AsiaJourney of the pink dolphins : an Amazon quest
Alternative Names
Sy Montgomery Duits auteur

Sy Montgomery naturalist and author

몽고메리, 사이

モンゴメリー, サイ

Languages
English (162)

German (5)

Polish (5)

Japanese (3)

Korean (2)

Czech (2)

Dutch (1)