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Title:
A home by the sea : protecting coastal wildlife
Author:
Mallory, Kenneth.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt Brace, 1998.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm
Summary:
Describes programs being carried out in New Zealand to protect coastal animals such as dolphins and penguins which are being threatened by development.
General Note:
"A New England Aquarium book."

"A Gulliver Green book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1270 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.1 4 Quiz: 28377 Guided reading level: W.
ISBN:
9780152000431

9780152018023
Format :
Book

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Central Library QL84.7.N45 M35 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
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Clarence Library QL84.7.N45 M35 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

A little blue penguin caught in an oil slick flounders to shore and a likely death; a dolphin the size of a bicycle gets caught in a fisherman's net and nearly drowns; a yellow-eyed penguin wanders in confusion, searching for its nesting site in a tract of newly constructed seaside homes. When the animals that live along the world's coastlines cross paths with humans, too often the animals lose out. But does it have to be this way? This inspiring look at three conservation programs in New Zealand explores how humans and animals can share precious living space. Kenneth Mallory shows people working together at every level--from a government dolphin-protection program to a grassroots penguin shelter--to protect wildlife.


Author Notes

Kenneth Mallory, former editor in chief of publishing programs at Boston's New England Aquarium, writes, edits, and photographs for magazines, newspapers, Web pages, book publishers, and museum exhibits, especially in the field of natural history. He lives in Massachusetts. Kenneth Mallory, former editor in chief of publishing programs at Boston's New England Aquarium, writes, edits, and photographs for magazines, newspapers, Web pages, book publishers, and museum exhibits, especially in the field of natural history. He lives in Massachusetts.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. The latest title in the New England Aquarium series focuses on successful efforts in New Zealand to protect endangered coastal wildlife in areas of increased commercial, residential, and recreational development. Mallory discusses conservation biologist Greg Stone's research on Hector's dolphins, ecotourism, and yellow-eyed penguins at Howard McGrouther's Penguin Place preserve as well as Vivian Hexall's work to protect little blue penguins and other marine animals. Mallory clearly explains the particular problems facing each species and how researchers are attempting to resolve them. Attractive full-color photographs depict the work of the conservationists described in the text and the habits of their wild subjects. A valuable resource for students of wildlife conservation or those interested in the effects of diminishing natural habitats. Glossary; brief bibliography. --Chris Sherman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-A close look at programs devised to protect some unique New Zealand species effected by human endeavors and coastal development. With clear, full-color photos (many full page), Mallory's text is both readable and informative, and includes such extras as excerpts from a wildlife rehabilitator's journal. The projects range from a strictly scientific study of the daily patterns of some rare Hector's dolphins to allow minimal friction between the marine mammals and commercial/recreational fishermen; through a scientific/ecotourism effort to restore coastal habitat and provide safe nesting areas for the threatened yellow-eyed penguin; to a strictly grassroots venture into rehabilitating sick and injured seabirds with a focus on little blue penguins. A glossary and a short list for further reading complete this lucid exposition of a diverse sampling of conservation efforts. All in all, this reassuring book comforts readers with the knowledge that even half a world away, people are working together to protect and nurture the extraordinary flowering of biodiversity that makes our Spaceship Earth unique among discovered planets.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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