Galápagos (Scientists in the Wild)

by Helen Scales (Author) Rômolo D'Hipólito (Illustrator)

Galápagos (Scientists in the Wild)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade

Join a crew of marine biologists as they sail around one of the world's most amazing habitats: the Galapagos Islands.

Tasked with observing and cataloguing the islands’ amazing wildlife and habitats, the scientists need to track down the animals and plants that are unique to the ecosystem and make a visual record. To get the job done they’ll have to climb volcanoes, get sneezed on by marine iguanas, launch a submersible and explore the deep-sea, and so on.

Along the way we’ll encounter the experts who are the inheritors of Darwin’s scientific legacy, and learn all about marine conservation.

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Kirkus Reviews

A wide-ranging introduction to a wildlife spectacle.

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Marine biologist Scales offers another rich examination of ocean life in this imagined expedition.
—Kirkus Reviews 

An enchanting and absorbing read showcasing the islands' scientific importance, history, and beauty. A visual feast for the eyes and mind.
—Sabina Radeva, author of On The Origin of Species 

A vibrant adventure that captures the exciting lives off conservationists in the field. Packed full of wild facts, this book celebrates rare biodiversity and highlights how we all must work together to save it.
Megan McCubbin, BBC 2's Springwatch
Helen Scales
Dr Kate Hendry has spent 7 months at sea on research ships. So far, she's lived for almost two years in total in the Arctic and Antarctica. In 2017, she was chief scientist on a research expedition to Greenland. In all that time, she's become an expert in collecting animals from the seafloor, gathering tiny plankton, sampling seawater, mud and rocks. She's mapped thousands of kilometres of seabed using sonar. She studies of impact of climate change on past, present and future seas, assesses plastic pollution and advises governments how to protect these fragile, important parts of the planet. In 2022 she is taking up a senior position at the British Antarctic Survey.

Dr Helen Scales is a marine biologist and best-selling author. She's written several articles for National Geographic Magazine about Antarctica, including how climate change is threatening emperor penguins, and (this month) about the urgent need to protect more of the Southern Ocean in marine reserves.

Kate and Helen are sisters, who have often been mistaken for one another.

Rômolo D'Hipólito is a Brazilian artist and illustrator. He is the winner of the 2019 Golden Pinwheel Special Mention Award and the 2018 Ibero-America Ilustra Catalog Official Selection.
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Nobrow Press
Publication date
March 07, 2023
Scientists in the Wild
BISAC categories
JNF051100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Science & Ecosystems
JNF038050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Caribbean & Latin America
Library of Congress categories
Galapagos Islands
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