Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia

by Nic Bishop and Sy Montgomery

An amazing scientific journey through Mongolia in search of elusive snow leopards as told by the bestselling nonfiction author and photographer team of Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop. A can't miss addition to the paperback collection of Scientist in the Field titles.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547727349
  • ISBN-10: 0547727348
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 09/04/2012
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

School Library Journal Best Book of 2009

A NSTA/CBS Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2010

2009 Booklists's editors' list of the Top 10 Environmental Titles for Youth


With a dazzling as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, readers, young and old, will be fascinated as they discover why these mysterious cats are called ghosts of the mountain. Readers will also be stunned by how much perseverance it takes to research and protect this endangered, little-understood species.


About the author
Nic Bishop

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.Visit his website at:  

Sy Montgomery

Researching films, articles, and 22 books, SY MONTGOMERY has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, two Science Book and Film prizes from the National Association for the Advancement of Science, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her online at and on Twitter @SyTheAuthor.