The Elephant Scientistby Caitlin O'Connell, Donna M. Jackson, Timothy Rodwell
In the sprawling African scrub desert of Etosha National Park, 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… See more details below
In the sprawling African scrub desert of Etosha National Park, 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.
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One of the volumes in the "Scientists In The Fields" books, "The Elephant Scientist" brings us into the African desert as we learn all the real facts about elephants. O'Connell traveled to Etosha National Park in 1992 to study these wild animals in their natural habitat and fell in love with them. This book provides detailed observations from the stand point of an American scientist. This book highlights the newly found discoveries about elephant communication. It goes further in detail about how we can prevent elephant extinction by using the knowledge gained about to communication to slow the process, and also about how to adopt and sponsor an elephant through the Utopia Scientific Organization. This informational book is beautifully accompanied by these magnificently detailed photographs, engaging the reader even further into the elephant world. This book was well deserving of the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Honor Award. This book will interest children about science, how she has been encouraged throughout the years by teachers and family. It is a very fun informational book that I particularly loved because elephants are my favorite animals, it was fun learning all this new information and how I can get involved.
This is a really fascinating book about elephants in Namibia, Africa. Caitlin O'Connell, Donna M. Jackson and Timothy Rodwell did an amazing job with the information and pictures in this Sibert Award book. The Elephant Scientist contains background information on Caitlin O'Connell and her love for animals. Her research on elephants began when she encountered an abandoned elephant in 1992 in Etosha National Park. Towards the end of the book they provided information on how to adopt an elephant. Caitlin and her husband Timothy Rodwell have a program in which they sponsor through their organization called Utopia Scientific. It also includes a list of Pachyderm Terms at the end of the book that way the readers can understand the terminology that is being used throughout the book. It does come in handy if you are really interested in what you are reading. There are also some selected source notes located in the back as well. This would be a great book for teachers to introduce to their students if they are covering a section on elephants.
Hope this is a good book cause i am getting it for summer camp i hope better b good i will not pay 12bucks for a bad book toodles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!