Non-Fiction


Journey of the Red WolfJourney of the Red Wolf, by Roland Smith

(Cobblehill, April 1996)
Follow the magnificent and rare red wolf from the brink of extinction, to captivity, then back into wild. For many years Roland was the Red Wolf Species coordinator. An insider’s look at how animals are reintroduced into the wild.

In the Forest with the ElephantsIn the forest with the elephants, by Roland Smith

coauthor
Dr. Michael J. Schmidt, DVM
(Harcourt Brace)

Deep in the Myanmar Forest, Won Lin spots his elephant, Toe Lai, and calls, “La, la, la.” Toe Lai fans out his ears, takes a last bite of grass, then lumbers toward Won Lin. It’s time to go to work.

A century ago there were more than a hundred thousand elephants in Asia; today there are just thirty-five thousand. Only Myanmar–where nearly one-third of Asia’s remaining elephants live– can boast a healthy elephant population. Thousands of elephants roam in the wild there, and thousands more work with humans to harvest valuable wood. As Won Lin and Toe Lai’s story reveals, this working partnership between elephants and humans may be the key to preserving the elephants themselves as well as their forest home.

Sea Otter RescueSea Otter Rescue, by Roland Smith
(Cobblehill, 1990)
In 1989 a supertanker named the Exxon Valdez ran into Bligh Reef spilling 6 million gallons of oil into the pristine waters of Alaska’s Prince William Sound. This books recounts the heroic efforts to save Alaska’s sea otters from this terrible disaster.Order now at:

Inside the Zoo Nursery(Cobblehill, 1993)In this book Roland takes you behind the scenes at a zoo nursery. Why are baby animals taken from their mothers? What are lion cubs fed? How do zoos reintroduce these human-raised babies back to their own kind?

African ElephantsAfrican Elephants, by Roland Smith

(Lerner, 1995) For younger readers.

Part of Lerner’s “Early Bird Nature Books” series. Go to Africa with Roland and learn all about the largest land mammal on earth. Why do elephants have trunks instead of noses? How long is a female pregnant? What do elephants use their trunks for?

VulturesVultures, by Roland Smith

(Lerner, 1997)

Part of the Lerner “Early Bird Nature Books” series. Describes the life cycle, behavior, eating habits, and endangered status of vultures.

Primates in the ZooPrimates in the Zoo, by Roland Smith

Go behind the scenes at the zoo and find out how primates are kept and how poisonous snakes are handled. Learn how whales are trained and what happens when a big cat escapes.

Snakes in the ZooSnakes in the Zoo, by Roland Smith

Cats in the ZooCats in the Zoo, by Roland Smith

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in the ZooWhales, Dolphins and Porpoises in the Zoo, by Roland Smith