Pamela Hickman has published over 30 nature books for children. She has an Honors Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Biology and served as the Federation of Ontario Naturalists' education coordinator for seven years.
Concisely written and easily absorbed text relates the state of the world's efforts to curb the destruction of many different kinds of turtles.--Ann Hart"Kliatt" (05/01/2006) With clear, appealing photography and up-to-the-minute details laid out in an engaging format, Turtle Rescue is a welcome addition to the "Firefly Animal Rescue" series.--Gillian Richardson, former teacher-librarian, Rich"Canadian Materials, Vol. 12, No. 9" (01/06/2006) Packed full of data, color photographs and ideas. It is well written and easy to read and digest. A great book for students completing science related projects... fantastic color photographs.-- (02/01/2006) Outstanding overview of the plight of the world's turtles and tortoises... Other books on this topic cannot match this one for its thorough approach as well as the current information on what is being done in the 21st century to protect the turtle.-- (06/01/2006) Award winning... With beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation, these are excellent resource for the classroom or school library.-- (12/01/2006) [review of series: ] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library.-- (01/01/2006) Clear, appealing photography and up-to-the-minute details laid out in an engaging format... highly recommended.-- (01/06/2006) A detailed examination of what is being done to preserve both land and sea turtles around the world with biographical information on people actively engaged in conservation work. Color photos show many species of turtles and tortoises in their habitats. A list of turtle organizations and an index complete the book. Very useful for reports, especially since many books on turtle conservation do not include land species.-- (03/28/2006) This book enumerates the many efforts taken to save the turtle starting with the 1959 creation of the Caribbean Conservation Corp founded in Florida through the 2005 hatching of eggs of the Ridley sea turtle in Malaysia, the first hatchlings since the early '90's. The major players in the conservation movement are profiled as well. There is much information to be found here, accompanied by a timeline, fast facts, and a list of conservation agencies. The strength of this book is the vivid, crisp, abundant photos.... Useful for reports and for all who are interested in turtles and the environment.-- (05/19/2006) Pamela Hickman attempts to not only explain the reasons that some turtle species are endangered, but includes the efforts of scientists, governments and average citizens to save them. She does an excellent job by combining factual pertinent text with superior photography. Students will experience the plight of turtle eggs that are not only attacked by predators, but the inability of female turtles to find adequate nesting areas. Turtles are creatures of habit and will attempt to lay eggs in the same areas regardless of the condo or super highway now standing in her path. If unable lay the eggs in her nesting area she may do so in an unprotected area if she becomes fatigued. While Hickman explains the human contribution to the declining turtle population she stressing that the cause may be cultural, economical or simple ignorance. She portrays rescuers as trying a solution, such as education and captive breeding to alleviate the problem. This excellent book contains a fast facts section, a list of organization websites to peruse and an index.-- (06/30/2007) Turtle Rescue is a simple book packed full of data, colour photographs and ideas. It is well written and easy to digest. A great book for students completing science-related projects. The book looks like it is for the younger crowd but would be useful as a subject starter for students in the older grades. Turtle Rescue is a simple book packed full of data, colour photographs and ideas. It is well written and easy to digest. A great book for students completing science-related projects. The book looks like it is for the younger crowd but would be useful as a subject starter for students in the older grades.-- (12/01/2006)