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The Magnificent Migration Characters ↠ 0 Ì Sibert medalist and National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery takes readers on a staggering emotional journey alongside the greatest land migration on the planet earth—that of the wildebeest across the Serengeti—to explore the mystery and wonder of migration in a sweeping story sure to leaE how do migration patterns sculpt the environment Why do animals migrate And how do they know where to go With lyrical prose abundant facts and the inclusion of other species who undertake remarkable migrations Montgomery makes a journey of thousands of miles fly by but not without leaving its mark Full color photography. Science writer Sy Montgomery writes about her safari in the Serengeti investigating the migration of the wildebeest She is accompanied by experienced wildlife observers The animal observations are terrific although the photographs are a little rough Montgomery intersperses her discussion of wildebeests with tales of how other animals migrate which some might feel is a bit distracting Also her chatty narrative style might be off putting for some I enjoyed learning about this precious African ecosytem

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Sibert medalist and National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery takes readers on a staggering emotional journey alongside the greatest land migration on the planet earth that of the wildebeest across the Serengeti to explore the mystery and wonder of migration in a sweeping story sure to leave its mark With full color photo. I love all of Sy Montgomery's books and this is no exception Even though this one is meant for kids I found it engaging and educational She travels to the Serengeti to follow the wildebeest migration

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The Magnificent MigrationGraphy Sibert medalist Sy Montgomery takes readers on a staggering emotional journey alongside the greatest land migration on earth that of the wildebeest across the Serengeti to provide a you are there account of one of nature’s most fascinating occurrences Montgomery explores the wonder of migration asking uestions lik. “We fear being alone Like wildebeests we too come from a long line of ancestors who risked being eaten by other animals If you’re one wildebeest among a herd of a million your chance of being eaten by a lion is—well one in a million Alone you’re the only snack in sight And to any passing predator you’ll stick out like a sore thumb when you’re alone”“To most of us today pain and panic twine tight And fear does have its place biologically speaking It spurs the release of brain chemicals that contain our natural alarm system Our hearts pound We breathe faster Blood pressure rises All this helps us fight or flee But neither were useful options for the girl caught in the trap or the man bitten by a puff adder—or perhaps even the hartebeest in the jaws of the wild dogs If any hope for survival remains slim though it may be it sometimes may lie against all odds in remaining calm How amazing to find that nature may afford us even in the worst imaginable circumstances a path to calm amid terror”