The Elephant Scientist [Scientists in the Field]

By O'Connell, Caitlin & Jackson, Donna M.

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978-0-54705-344-8
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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2011

Scientist O'Connell's contributions to our understanding of elephant communication propel this account of scientific research in action. O'Connell and Jackson focus on the ways in which these animals communicate through vibrations sent through the ground, a technique O'Connell first observed in her masters degree work with insects, and later with African elephants in Namibia. They describe the findings in a way that ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on July 11, 2011

Fascinating portrait of a scientist,her interest in the natural world from a young age, her early scientific work with planthoppers, and how her work with elephants evolved. It is especially remarkable that Caitlin O'Connell's study of a microscopic creature led to a groundbreaking discovery involving the largest land mammal. Gives an accessible, thorough view of the study of ele...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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