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Author: Caitlin O'ConnellDonna M JacksonT C RodwellHoughton Mifflin Books for Children.Yay! Design (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Series: Scientists in the field.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Caitlin O'Connell; Caitlin O'Connell; Caitlin O'Connell; Caitlin O'Connell; Caitlin O'Connell
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlin O'Connell; Donna M Jackson; T C Rodwell; Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.; Yay! Design (Firm); Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
ISBN: 9780547053448 0547053444 9780544668300 0544668308
OCLC Number: 609871192
Notes: Book design by YAY! Design ; Manufactured in China"--Opposite title page.
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Honor, 2012
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, 2012
Junior Library Guild Selection
Target Audience: Middle School.; 1260
Description: 70 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Scientists in the field.
Responsibility: by Caitlin O'Connell and Donna M. Jackson ; photographs by Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell.

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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  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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