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Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World,…
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Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2023; vuoden 2023 painos)

Tekijä: Sy Montgomery (Tekijä), Matt Patterson (Kuvittaja)

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When acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery and wildlife artist Matt Patterson arrive at Turtle Rescue League, they are greeted by hundreds of turtles recovering from injury and illness. Endangered by cars and highways, pollution and poachers, these turtles--with wounds so severe that even veterinarians would have dismissed them as fatal--are given a second chance at life. The Leagues founders, Natasha and Alexxia, live by one motto: Never give up on a turtle. But why turtles? What is it about them that inspires such devotion? Ancient and unhurried, long-lived and majestic, their lineage stretches back to the time of the dinosaurs. Some live to two hundred years, or longer. Others spend months buried under cold winter water. Sy turns to these little understood yet endlessly surprising creatures to probe the eternal question: How can we make peace with our time? In pursuit of the answer, Sy and Matt immerse themselves in the delicate work of protecting turtle nests, incubating eggs, rescuing sea turtles, and releasing hatchlings to their homes in the wild. We follow the snapping turtle Fire Chief on his astonishing journey as he battles against injuries incurred by a truck. Hopeful and optimistic, Of Time and Turtles is an antidote to the instability of our frenzied world. Elegantly blending science, memoir, philosophy, and drawing on cultures from across the globe, this compassionate portrait of injured turtles and their determined rescuers invites us all to slow down and slip into turtle time.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:KatyNora
Teoksen nimi:Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell
Kirjailijat:Sy Montgomery (Tekijä)
Muut tekijät:Matt Patterson (Kuvittaja)
Info:Mariner Books (2023), 294 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):*****
Avainsanoja:non-fiction, science, Kindle

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Of Time and Turtles: Mending a Stalled and Broken World, Shell by Shattered Shell (tekijä: Sy Montgomery) (2023)

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Montgomery teaches us about turtles' classic longevity, their beauty, resilience and patience. And how they have become a most threatened species because of their high value around the world as food, hand bags, jewelry, and medicine. People and vehicles pose the largest threat to turtles; other animals attack them as well.

Sy Montgomery and her illustrator Matt Peterson volunteer lots of time and energy with a variety of turtle rescue groups to learn and help as much as possible. Turtles are rescued after being run over by cars and trucks, shot at, mauled by animals and from pet owners who have not bothered to learn how to care for them.

Some of those rescued die but many, many others regain their health despite their devastating wounds. It often takes time, turtle time which is very different than the frenetic pace of human time.

Montgomery describes the hard work, devotion, and love the many turtle rescuers have for their patients.

I look forward to reading more of Montomery's sweet, poetic books.
  Bookish59 | Mar 29, 2024 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/mR1CPDuzQiA

Enjoy! ( )
  booklover3258 | Mar 6, 2024 |
A pleasant series of turtle rescues interspersed with the author’s philosophical musings on time, turtles and human psyches. The integration of the story of the transgender couple who run the rescue into the overall story is handled fairly well, and while the book leans a bit more heavily towards philosophy than science…still overall a pleasant read ( )
  cspiwak | Mar 6, 2024 |
This was a pretty big disappointment as I was expecting to learn a lot more about the turtles themselves rather than the very limited scope of one small rescue operation. Commentary about politics, climate, and COVID really adding nothing to the story. My guess is that the pandemic lockdown severely limited the author's ability to really research the topic, but the project went ahead anyway, and it was published based on the author's past successes. Probably a 2.5 star rating is more realistic. If your goal is to learn about the turtles themselves, I'd look elsewhere. My opinion. ( )
  Cantsaywhy | Mar 3, 2024 |
Basically, a pretty sad book. Sy Montgomery writes so well. ( )
  37143Birnbaum | Feb 26, 2024 |
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Along with the senses of touch, smell, hearing, and sight, we may have a sense of time, and special cells to detect and measure it. In the eyes of both sighted mice and mice bred to be born blind, the University of Oxford neuroscientist Russell Foster found a pigment known as melanopsin, which appears to respond to light--even if the light is unseen--in a way that links an organism's body clock to night and day. Information from these time-sensing cells travel along the optic nerve but pass the brain's visual cortex, where information from our retinas' rods and cones are processed. These signals continue to a completely different, deeper area within the hypothalamus. A paired clump of cells here known as the suprachiasmatic nuclei may be the area where our unconscious but essential circadian rhythms are coordinated. Melanopsin has also been found in the skin of frogs; other kinds of opsins have been found in the skin of squids and octopuses. (p. 163)
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When acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery and wildlife artist Matt Patterson arrive at Turtle Rescue League, they are greeted by hundreds of turtles recovering from injury and illness. Endangered by cars and highways, pollution and poachers, these turtles--with wounds so severe that even veterinarians would have dismissed them as fatal--are given a second chance at life. The Leagues founders, Natasha and Alexxia, live by one motto: Never give up on a turtle. But why turtles? What is it about them that inspires such devotion? Ancient and unhurried, long-lived and majestic, their lineage stretches back to the time of the dinosaurs. Some live to two hundred years, or longer. Others spend months buried under cold winter water. Sy turns to these little understood yet endlessly surprising creatures to probe the eternal question: How can we make peace with our time? In pursuit of the answer, Sy and Matt immerse themselves in the delicate work of protecting turtle nests, incubating eggs, rescuing sea turtles, and releasing hatchlings to their homes in the wild. We follow the snapping turtle Fire Chief on his astonishing journey as he battles against injuries incurred by a truck. Hopeful and optimistic, Of Time and Turtles is an antidote to the instability of our frenzied world. Elegantly blending science, memoir, philosophy, and drawing on cultures from across the globe, this compassionate portrait of injured turtles and their determined rescuers invites us all to slow down and slip into turtle time.

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