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      Burns, Loree Griffin. Life on Surtsey: Iceland’s Upstart Island (Scientists in the Field). HMH Books for Young Children, 2017.

      Fuller, Errol. Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record. Princeton University Press, 2014.

      Hirsch, Rebecca. De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life. Twenty-First Century, 2017.

      Hoose, Phillip. The Race to Save the Lord God Bird. Square Fish, rev. ed. 2016. (About the ivory-billed woodpecker)

      Lourie, Peter. The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species (Scientists in the Field). HMH Books for Young Children, 2016.

      Montgomery, Sy. Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World’s Largest Rainforest (Scientists in the Field). HMH Books for Young Readers, 2017.
      __________. Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save the Africa’s Fastest Cat. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014.
      __________. Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2010.
      __________. Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia (Scientists in the Field). HMH Books for Young Readers, 2012.
      __________. The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America’s Largest Mammal. (Scientists in the Field). HMH Books for Young Readers, 2017.

      Newman, Patricia. Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators that Saved an Ecosystem. Millbrook Press, 2017.

      Pobst, Sandy. Animals on the Edge: Science Races to Save Species Threatened with Extinction (National Geographic Investigates). National Geographic, 2008.

      Read, Nicholas. City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle. Orca, 2012. (Includes information on invasive species)

      Sartore, Joel. Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species. National Geographic, 2010.
      __________. The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals. National Geographic, 2017.

      Shapiro, Beth. How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction. Princeton University Press, 2016.

      Smith, Douglas. Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone. Lyons Press, upd. rev. ed., 2012.

      Stille, Darlene. Nature Interrupted: The Science of Environmental Chain Reactions. Compass Point Books, 2008.

      Swinburne, Stephen. Once a Wolf: How Wildlife Biologists Fought to Bring Back the Gray Wolf (Scientists in the Field). HMH Books for Young Children, 2001.

      Tate, Nikki. Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet. Orca, 2016. (Includes information on forest ecosystems).

      Turner, Pamela. The Frog Scientist (Scientists in the Field). HMH Books for Young Readers, 2011.

      Webb, Sophie. Looking for Seabirds: Journal from an Alaskan Voyage. Houghton Mifflin, 2004. (From Webb’s own research of population dynamics.)
      __________. My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal. HMH Books for Young Readers.

      Wilcox, Merrie-Ellen. What’s the Buzz? Keeping Bees in Flight. Orca, 2015.

      Winter, Steve. Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat. National Geographic, 2013.

      See Lerner’s Ecosystems in Action series.

      Also watch BBC’s Planet Earth/Planet Earth II. See also list under B-31.

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