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Eavesdropping on elephants : how listening helps conservation / Patricia Newman.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Fosston Public Library J 599.674 NEW (Text) 33500013059035 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 599.674 NEW (Text) 33500013059027 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541515710
  • ISBN: 1541515714
  • Physical Description: 56 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 28 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Overture: Forest rumbles -- Verse 1: Silent thunder -- Verse 2: Working in harmony -- Verse 3: Musicians of the forest -- Verse 4: Forest dynamics -- Verse 5: Conservation chorus.
Summary, etc.:
"Can understanding how forest elephants communicate help scientists find ways to protect them? Come behind the scenes of Cornell University's Elephant Listening Project to see what's being done to keep these majestic animals safe."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-14.
Grades 4 to 6.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #1
    In 1984, after a 15-year study that involved listening to sounds made by humpback whales, Katy Payne visited the elephants at the Portland, Oregon, zoo and felt a throbbing in the air akin to the sensation of hearing low pipe organ music. She suspected that the elephants were making sounds too deep for human ears to hear. Her experience led to the establishment, 15 years later, of Cornell University's Elephant Listening Project in the Central African Republic, where Payne and other scientists have been observing forest elephant families, studying their communication, and working to protect them ever since. Besides providing an overview of the project, along with information about the region's elephants and how they communicate, the text conveys a sense of urgency about the animals' survival in an era when poaching and forest destruction continue. Among Newman's cited sources are her interviews with Payne, forest elephant expert Andrea Turkalo, and others active in the project. The many illustrations include color photos of elephants, their habitat, and the researchers. An inviting introduction to biologists at work. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: African elephant > Behavior > Juvenile literature.
African elephant > Central African Republic > Juvenile literature.
Animal communication > Juvenile literature.
African elephant > Conservation > Juvenile literature.
African elephant > Behavior.
African elephant > Central African Republic.
Animal communication.
African elephant > Conservation.
African elephant.
African elephant > Behavior.
Animal communication.
Central African Republic.
Central African Republic.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

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