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Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World’s Largest Rainforest

By: Sy Montgomery

Illustrator: Keith Ellenbogen

The Amazon provides a full fifth of the world's oxygen, and every year unsustainable human practices destroy 2.7 million acres. What can be done to help? That's where Project Piaba comes in. Map. Selected bibliography. Web resources. Index. Full-color photographs.

ISBN: 9780544352995

JLG Release: Sep 2017


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Travel , Amazon River and Amazon River region , Ecology , Brazil , Rio Negro (Amazonas, Brazil) , Biotic communities , Fishes

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Called piaba (“which roughly translates to ‘ small-fry’ or ‘ pip-squeak’”) by locals, several hundred fish species are harvested from the Amazon basin using methods that have developed into a model of environmental sustainability, organized to protect the critically important Amazon ecosystems while remain Called piaba (“which roughly translates to ‘ small-fry’ or ‘ pip-squeak’”) by locals, several hundred fish species are harvested from the Amazon basin using methods that have developed into a model of environmental sustainability, organized to protect the critically important Amazon ecosystems while remaining economically viable. In Brazil, author Montgomery travels up the Río Negro to Barcelos with a group organized by Project Piaba, a venture that has partnered with the town’s residents to promote sustainable practices. Leading the tour is Scott Dowd of the New England Aquarium, a lifelong freshwater fish enthusiast. Montgomery shares her endless zeal and scientific curiosity with readers as she meticulously details her adventures: snorkeling to see fish that “dazzle and shimmer” in the tannin-stained river, the gorgeous and elaborate costumes and floats of Barcelos’s annual Festival of the Ornamental Fish, and the care taken by scientists to treat fish diseases as well as teach the fishers (piabeiros) best practices in keeping the fish healthy during transport to freshwater aquariums. Inviting photographs of people, fish, and the beautiful Amazon flora bring the experience to life. Text boxes interspersed throughout the main account include profiles of other animals of the Amazon (including dangerous piranhas, electric eels, and anacondas) and an extended look at how Ellenbogen manages to produce such beautiful photographs on and under such a dark and murky river. Appended with a bibliography, websites, and an index. danielle j. ford

Book Details

ISBN

9780544352995

First Release

September 2017

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

577.0981/1

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Page Count

80

Accelerated Reader

Level 7; Points: 3;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 1050L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Travel, Amazon River and Amazon River region, Ecology, Brazil, Rio Negro (Amazonas, Brazil), Biotic communities, Fishes,

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