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

ISBN-10: 0544991486
ISBN-13: 9780544991484
Author: Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: August 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 80

Series: Scientists In The Field -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Lexile: NC1170L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0

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JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Australia & Oceania

In this addition to the critically acclaimed Scientist In The Field series, Dorothy Patent follows the scientists trying to put a stop to a gruesome disease before it's too late.Tasmanian devils are dying at an alarming rate from a type of tumor that appears to be contagious. What scientists are learning while researching the Tasmanian devil has potential to affect all animals, and even humans, as they learn more about how to prevent and hopefully eradicate certain genetic diseases.
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