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The Elephant Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) Hardcover – July 11, 2011
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"This intriguing volume from the Scientists in the Field series will interest readers." --Booklist
"The many color photographs, predominantly from the Namibian field sites, capture the majestic elder elephants, their always-appealing offspring, and the dusty, rugged landscapes in which the scientists and research assistants camp and work." --Horn Book
"This amazing presentation is a must-have for all collections." - School Library Journal, starred review
About the Author
The photographers Caitlin O’Connell, Ph.D., and Timothy Rodwell, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., are scientists and professional photographers that have blended art and science to help make science more accessible and engaging. Their photography has appeared in National Geographic, National Wildlife Magazine, Discover, Science News, Africa Geographic, and many other international magazines, scientific journals, and newspapers. More of their elephant photography will appear in their forthcoming photography book An Elephant's Life, which will feature every aspect of an elephant's life in rich detail. Caitlin is on the faculty in the Stanford School of Medicine and Timothy is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
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Top Customer Reviews
As luck would have it, Caitlin was offered the opportunity to study elephants in their natural habitat. She would be living and working in Africa, but little did she know the importance that time would offer us in our understanding of these magnificent animals. It all began when she, and her future husband, Dr. Tim Rodwell, were offered "a three-year job studying elephant movements, habitat, behavior, an interactions with people." In Caprivi, Namibia people were having problems with the elephants. Caitlin later remarked, "they'll eat a whole year's worth of a family's food in a single night." It was becoming an urgent situation.
The scientists were at a loss when they first began studying the elephants because they didn't know quite where to begin. Something had to be done because people needed their crops, but elephants needed to roam and to eat. The battle was ongoing and it wasn't a pleasant one, especially when the farmers retaliated. Caitlin, who had studied how insects and animals communicate, decided to approach it from that standpoint. Just how did they communicate and could she somehow "tell" them to keep away from those crops?Read more ›
Not only is this book very informative of how an elephant lives but also demonstrates the research process to learn more about this interesting mammal. This is a perfect book to add to a library when both learning the process of researching a topic and learning about lives of animals such as elephants. Authors O'Connell and Jackson did an outstanding job in keeping the readers engaged throughout the book with their details and learned knowledge.
I liked the layout of the book which can be easily read and understood by many if not most children who are fluent readers. The authors included a glossary (Pachyderm terms) to help children with words that may not have been understood. As I have already mentioned, this is a great book to keep in one's home or school library especially when learning about this interesting animal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very informative and a fascinating personal story, too. Well tailored to young readers as well as adults wanting to learn more about the science of elephants.Published 5 months ago by Kim Bloomfield
Good story and photos. Good for inspiring girls especially to go into science.Published 17 months ago by Sunny
The Elephant Scientist is an informational picture book that inspires children and adults alike. It tells the story of a scientists that follows the elephants to learn more about... Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by Kristina Marshall
I am an animal lover and have always found elephants to be particularly interesting so this book was perfect for me. Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Monica Henriquez
When I first looked at this book I thought it was all about elephants but I soon found out that it was about much, much more. Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by jfn
This is an intriguing book about elephants in Africa. The illustrator uses many colorful photos to capture the eye of the reader. Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by sandrak