Science Chapters: More Than Man's Best Friend: The Story of Working Dogs

Science Chapters: More Than Man's Best Friend: The Story of Working Dogs

by Robyn O'Sullivan
     
 

A profile of dogs with jobs: guide dogs, service dogs, customs dogs, herders, and search-and-rescue dogs. More Than Man's Best Friend examines clever canines and the work they do for us.

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A profile of dogs with jobs: guide dogs, service dogs, customs dogs, herders, and search-and-rescue dogs. More Than Man's Best Friend examines clever canines and the work they do for us.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
In addition to making great pets and loveable companions that like to go for walks and play fetch, some dogs are working animals. Each of the six chapters in this National Geographic "Science Chapters" book focuses on jobs performed by dogs. Some dogs are guides for the handicapped, some screen baggage at airports, others herd sheep and cattle, and still others search through the rubble following earthquakes and other disasters. There are other dogs who work in the movies, are trained to be hunters, or pull sleds across the Alaskan wilderness. In a clear, concise narrative the author also points out which dogs are best suited to these tasks. The "How to Write an A+ Report" that follows is an excellent step-by-step guide for students. The book perfectly models the guide. Color photos, a "Glossary" and "Further Reading" sections round out the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792259404
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
09/12/2006
Series:
Science Chapters Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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