Researching films, articles, and 22 books, Sy Montgomery has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, two Science Book and Film prizes from the National Association for the Advancement of Science, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her online at symontgomery.com and on Twitter @SyTheAuthor. Keith Ellenbogen is an award-winning underwater photographer with an emphasis on environmental conservation. His images have been published worldwide in newspapers, magazines, and books as well as on TV. He is a Senior Fellow with The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), a Fellow with the Explorers Club, and an Assistant Professor of Photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology / SUNY.
"Montgomery thoroughly mines the social and economic effects the piabas have on locals alongside an in-depth exploration of the Amazon river and its ecosystems. The science and sociology are interesting and unusual, and the narrative itself enthralling...A true-to-form installment in a valuable series."--Booklist, starred review "Another addition to a spectacular series, this is an eye-opening first purchase for science collections."--SLJ, starred review"Their trip is reported smoothly and illustrated with well-chosen photographs...An adventure that might help protect an ecosystem."--Kirkus"Color photographs (many underwater) and captivating, take-you-there storytelling immerse readers in the ecosystem...An expansive and engaging story of biological interconnectedness and beauty."--Publishers Weekly