Saving the Tasmanian Devil: How Science Is Helping the World's Largest Marsupial Carnivore Survive

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Saving the Tasmanian Devil: How Science Is Helping the World's Largest Marsupial Carnivore Survive

by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Part of a Series: Scientists in the Field.

First Release:

October 2019

ISBN: 9780544991484

In the late 1990s, a fatal disease called Devil facial tumor disease began wiping out the Tasmanian devil population, killing nearly 90% of the devils over the past 20 years. Why was the entire population getting the same disease? Was it contagious? Then geneticist Jenny Graves made a discovery that was hard to believe, but true: the tumors were cloning and multiplying between animals. If researchers cannot get to the bottom of this mystery, this fascinating mammal will soon be gone. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent takes readers on an unforgettable tour of the Tasmania to meet the scientists working to save the devil before it's too late.

 
  • ISBN: 9780544991484
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Page Count: 80
    Trim Size: 9" x 11"
    Genre: Nonfic
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