The elephant scientist

by O'Connell, Caitlin, 1965-

Format: Print Book 2011
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A 2012 Sibert Honor Book

In the sprawling African scrub desert of Etosha National Park in Namibia, they call her "the mother of all elephants." Holding binoculars closely to her eyes, American scientist Caitlin O'Connell could not believe what she was seeing from these African elephants: as the mighty matriarch scanned the horizon, the other elephants followed suit, stopped midstride, and stood as still as statues.

This observation would guide the scientist to a groundbreaking discovery about elephant communication: elephants actually listen with their limbs.

The Elephant Scientist was named a 2012 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After studying entomology, researcher O'Connell observed elephants in Africa and noticed that the large mammals were behaving strangely, like the small insects she had previously studied. Both would freeze and lean forward, leading her to wonder if the elephants, like the insects, were sensing vibrations through their feet. She worked with other scientists to identity the vibration-sensitive cells in elephants' feet and trunks that enabled to them to hear sounds transmitted through the ground. Illustrated with many well-captioned, color photos, this eye-catching book provides a sometimes fascinating look at O'Connell's work with elephants in America and in Namibia. Not only the book's subject, O'Connell is also listed as its coauthor, yet the text refers to her in third person and quotes her extensively. The presentation concludes with brief lists of recommended books, DVDs, and websites; a glossary; and selected source notes, though without links to particular passages or pages in the text. This intriguing volume from the Scientists in the Field series will interest readers of Downer's Elephant Talk (2011).--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Scientists in the field.
Subjects O'Connell, Caitlin, -- 1965- -- Juvenile literature.
O'Connell, Caitlin, -- 1965-
African elephant -- Namibia -- Juvenile literature.
African elephant -- Behavior -- Research -- Juvenile literature.
African elephant.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Books for Children,2011
Contributors Jackson, Donna M., 1959-
Rodwell, T. C., illustrator.
Language English
Awards Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, 2012
Description 70 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 69) and index.
ISBN 9780547053448
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