Bridge to the Wild

Reading Bridge To The Wild By Caitlin OConnell With Stunning Photographs And Exemplary Narrative Nonfiction, The Sibert Honor Winning Creators Of The Elephant Scientist, Caitlin O Connell And Timothy Rodwell, Give Readers A Heartwarming Insider S Look Into A Day In The Life Of Zoo Curators And The Meaningful Bonds That They Form With Their Menagerie.Bridge to the Wild , dedicated to research and science education She is also co director of Triple Helix Productions, with a mandate to develop accurate and entertaining science content for the media She has taught Science Writing for Stanford University and The New York Times Knowledge Network.

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  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • Bridge to the Wild
  • Caitlin O'Connell
  • 08 February 2019
  • 9780544277397

10 thoughts on “Bridge to the Wild

  1. says:

    I confess to having a great love for wildlife Yet I consider myself of an armchair wildlife lover because I enjoy reading books or watching documentaries about them, but I wouldn t work with them very well at all allergies being only one reason So books like this one that talk about what working with animals is really like are really up my ally What I loved so much about this one is that I could tell that I was reading about the experiences of a real scientist I also loved reading about what goes on behind the scenes in a zoo That zoos aren t just about providing enjoyment for the masses, but also learning about the animals and their characteristics that could lead to advancements for people as well as better conditions for the animals, both captive and wild Stories about pandas, bustards a bird that booms , lions, and reptiles made for a fascinating read The full color photographs make a great addition, and I enjoyed reading the italicized side notes about the animals and other related topics I didn t realize...

  2. says:

    O Connell does a variety of different things in this book It is 4 days spent behind the scenes at the Atlanta Zoo with lots of inside peeks at a curator s job as well as fascinating stories about their animal charges That alone would been enough for me but there is much O Connell also talks about conservation and combating species extinction in a way that is both positive AND realistic about world conditions I do like O Connell s call to arms message coupled with encouraging stories of species that have...

  3. says:

    Interesting story about Zoo Atlanta, behind the scenes view Each chapter deals with a different animal lions, meerkats, pandas, ostrich, elephants, etc talks about the social structures, endangered animals and the unique challenges of each breed.Also introduced all the professionals that care for the inhabitants Kids get an idea of the many facets of a working zoo and career options Additional material includes observational records for students to use.Idid enjoy the book but a zoo is a...

  4. says:

    Actually, the sub title of my copy is Behind the scenes at the zoo I would have loved having a book like this when I was 10 years old All sorts of miscellaneous information, ie interesting details, about zoo...

  5. says:

    I loved the concept idea of the book but it fell a bit short in the delivery Caitlin O Connell s usual fun and enthusiastic writing was a bit stilted and overly explanatory What was conceived as a walk though the zoo became an awkward jump...

  6. says:

    Thoroughly researched guide to various animals at the Atlanta zoo Includes in depth research methods, animal behaviors, anecdotes For older readers Much technical information and advanced vocabulary.

  7. says:

    I loved the first person stories and photographs Animal lovers need this book

  8. says:

    Very interesting and engaging

  9. says:

    I m about to gush here If you read my reviews often enough, you probably have guessed that I love any nonfiction book about animals, conservation and preservation, and even better when the ideas are combined In Bridge to the Wild, Dr Caitlin O Connell begins by recalling a childhood visit to the zoo back when animals were still largely kept in cages I remember it well , and saw a gorilla, seemingly in deep despair over living in a cage not much bigger than he was.Thankfully, those days are mostly over Zoos are like natural preserves now, offering many animals larger spaces to roam conservation and preservation is the order of the day, with zoo staff rescuing and caring for animals all over the world As animals face extinction at the hands of poachers, habitat devastation, and pollutants that contaminate their environment, zoos are playing a bigger part in keeping our wildlife alive, and conducting valuable research on improving their conditions and our world Bridge to the Wild is Dr O Connell s manifesto, where she lays out the valuable ways zoos are a bridge for humans, to the wild outside our doors.Dr O Connell spent a week working with the staff at Zoo Atlanta a private, nonprofit wildlife park and zoo to observe the relationships between animals and caretakers, to help strengthen this bridge After all, what we see as observers is only the tip of the iceberg many, many loving and brilliant people are behind the scenes, learning about and learning from the animals,...

  10. says:

    This book was a great book to read because I learned so much about different animals in the wild I was able to learn than what I previously had known I think it d be a great read for upper elementary, or intermediate levels It s also something that could teach elementary kids where different wild animals live, and who helps them when it s needed I love how it started with monkeys, then went onto pandas, and so on It started off with an animal children have seen in person at maybe the zoo, and then went back and forth between animals that could possibly be at a zoo It was helpful in learning small details that would be helpful to teach in a classroom.I chose Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow, because even though my nonfiction book talks about different types of wild animals, monkeys were ones that stood out to me the most This book talks about how the monkeys are jumping on their bed, and their mom is telling them to stop, and they k...

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