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The Elephant Scientist

O'Connell, Caitlin, 1965- (Book - 2011 )
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Caitlin O'Connell loved to study nature as a child, and her mother helped her appreciate the world by paying attention to details. These early observational skills served her well through the years as she grew up to be a scientist working in the sprawling African scrub desert of the Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa. This book takes you on a journey to the Namibian desert with Caitlin O'Connell, the American scientist who became known as "the mother of all elephants," and follows her research as she witnesses groundbreaking discoveries about one of nature's largest , most complex, and most intelligent mammals living today on this earth- the African elephant.
Authors: O'Connell, Caitlin, 1965-
Statement of Responsibility: by Caitlin O'Connell and Donna M. Jackson ; photographs by Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell
Title: The elephant scientist
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
Characteristics: 70 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm.
Notes: Book design by YAY! Design ; Manufactured in China"--opposite t.p
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 69) and index
Contents: Unearthing elephant secrets
Slippery beginnings
Call of the wild
Living large. Elephant species
Sensitive souls
Science on the savannah
The herds at Etosha. Wild bulls
Fancy footwork
School days
Settling into camp
Ears to the ground
Donna the scholar. Lab elephant
Caller IDs
The trail ahead : bull societies
Season's end
Elephants in peril
Adopt an elephant
Explorations
Pachyderm terms
Summary: Caitlin O'Connell loved to study nature as a child, and her mother helped her appreciate the world by paying attention to details. These early observational skills served her well through the years as she grew up to be a scientist working in the sprawling African scrub desert of the Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa. This book takes you on a journey to the Namibian desert with Caitlin O'Connell, the American scientist who became known as "the mother of all elephants," and follows her research as she witnesses groundbreaking discoveries about one of nature's largest , most complex, and most intelligent mammals living today on this earth- the African elephant.
Awards & Distinctions: Robert F. Sibert Honor, 2012
Subject Headings: O'Connell, Caitlin, 1965- Juvenile literature Women scientists Biography Juvenile literature Women scientists Africa Juvenile literature African elephant Namibia Juvenile literature African elephant Behavior Research Juvenile literature Elephants Juvenile literature Natural history Juvenile literature Deserts Juvenile literature Scientists Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Women scientists
Women scientists
African elephant
African elephant
Elephants
Natural history
Deserts
Scientists
LCCN: 2010014134
ISBN: 9780547053448
0547053444
Branch Call Number: J 599.67 O
Research Call Number: JFE 13-173
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