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PREVIEW: Nature Writer Sy Montgomery’s New Books

Posted By dpacheco On May 8, 2009 @ 11:26 pm In Nature & Environment | No Comments

“Part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson,” as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery [1] is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who has traveled to some of the world’s most remote wildernesses for her work. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, been hunted by a tiger [2] in India, swum with pink dolphins [3] in the Amazon, and been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. She is the author of 13 award-winning books, including her national best-selling memoir, The Good Good Pig [4].

Below, I’ve posted previews of her two forthcoming Chelsea Green books, Walking with the Great Apes [5] and Search for the Golden Moon Bear [6].

Three astounding women scientists have in recent years penetrated the jungles of Africa and Borneo to observe, nurture, and defend humanity’s closest cousins.

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Search for the Golden Moon Bear recounts Montgomery’s quest—fraught with danger and mayhem—to reconstruct an evolutionary record and piece together a living portrait of her littleknown subject. This beautiful animal is not just a scientific eureka! It is also a powerful symbol of conservation. Search for the Golden Moon Bear is a field report from the frontiers of science and the ends of the earth, seamlessly weaving together folklore, natural history, and contemporary research into fantastic travelogue.

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[1] Sy Montgomery: http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/sy_montgomery

[2] hunted by a tiger: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/spell_of_the_tiger/

[3] swum with pink dolphins: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/journey_of_the_pink_dolphins/

[4] The Good Good Pig: http://www.amazon.com/Good-Pig-Extraordinary-Christopher-Hogwood/dp/0345496094/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241811885&sr=1-1

[5] Walking with the Great Apes: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/walking_with_the_great_apes:paperback

[6] Search for the Golden Moon Bear: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/search_for_the_golden_moon_bear/

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