The Great White Shark Scientist
Sy Montgomery and Keith Ellenbogen report on this thrilling turning point in marine research and travel to Guade ...more
One page is titled: "Sharks by the Numbers" and includes these interesting factoids:
Number of Americans killed by shark bite between 1984 and 1987: 4
Number of New Yorkers b ...more
This book is part of an installment of many that focuses on going on an adventure to find a specific animal. In this edition, we focus on the Great White Shark.
Montgomery introduces us to the team that has dedicated their lives to shark conservation and research and off we go with her and the team.
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Sy Montgomery, along with the photographer, goes along with Skomal and his team to narrate ...more
Great whites are not as bad as their reputation that is given to them. They are large and scary, but most people are unaware that the shark population is decreasing all around the world. Biologist take to the waters to see if he can find out more about great white sharks. Great white sharks are the most mysterious predators to date. They travel to different areas where great white's can be located and observed. These biologist go on an expedition to learn even more about great whites an ...more
Evaluation: To be h ...more
The book follows shark biologist, Greg Skomal and his studies of the Great White Shark. We follow Greg's story through his research about Great Whites. His main goal is to know more about the sharks and help humans from shark attacks. Not only does Greg want to prevent shark attacks, he wants to understand the species' habits.
This book is filled with great facts about Great White sharks, but is very long and can seem tedious to read. While this book seems to be just about Grea ...more
This book is great for grabbing the attention of any shark lover or marina enthusiast. This book will keep you engaged with its fascinating dictation of following shark scientists and with its jaw dropping pictures.
This book has great details and sequencing. However, the illustrations are great! The author uses real live pictures to show and explain what he is talking about in the story. There are pictures of equipment that they use, pictures of different animals and sea life ...more
Evaluation: This was a good book, but I did feel like there was an overwhelming amount of information. I did not think this book would have literal chapters in it. This book would be ideal for students who are actually interested in sharks. ...more
Kids love sharks, so I have no doubt this book will find its way into several reading hands. Personally, I didn't find this to be Montgomery's most riveting writing and they spend a lot of time in a boat trying to find sharks to get p ...more
791 People last year were killed by defective toasters 9 were killed by sharks! I also ...more
Between Jaws and Shark Week, most people are afraid of sharks, especially the Great White. Greg Skomal, on the other hand, loves them, and spends his time researching sharks and educating people about them.
I can never stress enough how incredibly awesome the entire Scientists in the Field series is. If I taught any science class on any level, I would have at least one, if not two assignments ...more
Summary: This is the story of a scientist who is trying to further the field on great white sharks.
Evaluation: This book is a scientists in the field book. This are great nonfiction books. There are many pictures and this one is written in a journal entry form. There is lots of information that is cited and pictures that connect to the information for the students.
Teaching Idea: When discussing the ocean or even covering shark week, this book would be extremely beneficial. Students...more
I enjoyed this book. Sharks are such fascinating animals with a bad rap for being terrifying. "A thousand great white sharks could be sharing the ocean with ape beach-goers and fishermen- and, so far, rather peacefully!"
This book would be great for grades 2+. The book can be used in science lessons for animal research. Students can create animal fact posters or learn about ...more
One of the few books that would be better as a tv show and/or movie, honestly. It was hard to follow what was going on in print b/c sharks kept getting picked up, tagged, viewed, going out of site ...more