The elephant scientist
by O'Connell, Caitlin, 1965-
|Format:||Print Book 2011|
|Availability:||Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies|
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.
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|Series||Scientists in the field.|
-- Juvenile literature.
O'Connell, Caitlin, -- 1965-
African elephant -- Namibia -- Juvenile literature.
African elephant -- Behavior -- Research -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Boston :Houghton Mifflin Books for Children,2011
Jackson, Donna M.,
Rodwell, T. C., illustrator.
Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, 2012
70 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 69) and index.