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The Resource Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill, by Heather L. Montgomery ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley

Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill, by Heather L. Montgomery ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley

Label
Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill
Title
Something rotten
Title remainder
a fresh look at roadkill
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by Heather L. Montgomery ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Heather L. Montgomery sees a rattlesnake flattened on the side of the road, her first instinct is to pick it up and dissect it--she's always wanted to see how a snake's fangs retract when they close their mouths, and it's not exactly safe to poke around in a live reptile's mouth. A wildlife researcher with a special penchant for the animals that litter the roadways, Heather isn't satisfied with dissecting just one snake. Her fascination with roadkill sets her off on a journey from her own backyard and the roadways of the American South to scientists and kids in labs and homes across the globe. From biologists who use the corpses of Tasmanian devils to investigate cures for a contagious cancer, to a scientist who discovered a whole new species of bird from a single wing left behind, to a boy rebuilding animal bodies from the bones up, to a restaurant that serves up animal remnants, Heather discovers that death is just the beginning for these creatures. This engaging narrative nonfiction is an eye-opening and irreverent look at the dead and dying animals that we pass by without a second thought--as well as a fascinating insight to the scientific research process. --
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Montgomery, Heather L
Dewey number
591.7/14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Age 10-14
  • Grade 7-8
LC call number
QL49
LC item number
.M79237 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Malley, Kevin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roadkill
  • Animal carcasses
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill, by Heather L. Montgomery ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Mama
  • Dodging death
  • Trees, tolls, and tweets
  • Epilogue
  • Simple acts save lives
  • Rattled
  • Library of life
  • Dead discoveries
  • Roadkill counts
  • On the trail of dead devils
  • Please pass the salt
  • Rogue taxidermy
  • Oh deer!
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781681199009
Lccn
2017056223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1345903
  • (OCoLC)on1019932008
  • 1437226
  • 1442664
  • 1442664
Label
Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill, by Heather L. Montgomery ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Mama
  • Dodging death
  • Trees, tolls, and tweets
  • Epilogue
  • Simple acts save lives
  • Rattled
  • Library of life
  • Dead discoveries
  • Roadkill counts
  • On the trail of dead devils
  • Please pass the salt
  • Rogue taxidermy
  • Oh deer!
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781681199009
Lccn
2017056223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1345903
  • (OCoLC)on1019932008
  • 1437226
  • 1442664
  • 1442664

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