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Secrets of Sound: Studying the Calls and Songs of Whales, Elephants, and Birds (Scientists in the Field)

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Can whales communicate across miles of vast ocean? Can elephants talk to one another with sounds we cannot hear? These are the kinds of questions that drive the work of acoustic biologists. Follow three creative scientistsand#151;Christopher W., Clark, Katy Payne, and Bill Evansand#151;as they research why and how animals communicate. Through remarkable photographs and stories about all sorts of animals, this book celebrates the challenges of lab work and fieldwork and the thrill of discovery.

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Examines the work of several bioacousticians, scientists who study the sounds made by living creatures, discussing the results and importance of their research.

Synopsis:

Can whales communicate across miles of vast ocean? Can elephants talk to one another with sounds we can not hear? Can birdsand#8217; calls help us count them in the sky? These are the kinds of questions that drive the work of acoustic biologists.

In Secrets of Sound, author April Pulley Sayre introduces us to three creative scientistsand#8212;Christopher W. Clark, Katy Payne, and Bill Evansand#8212;who have dedicated themselves to researching how and why animals communicate. Sayre explores how new technologies and secret military information recently released are helping these scientists make exciting discoveries. Such work raises as many questions as it answers, and for the scientists (and readers) thatand#8217;s half the fun.

This book celebrates the challenges of lab and fieldwork and the thrill of discovery. It not only explores the world of animal communication but also highlights the critical role scientific research can play in preserving endangered animals.

Synopsis:

Can whales communicate across miles of vast ocean? Can elephants talk to one another with sounds we cannot hear? These are the kinds of questions that drive the work of acoustic biologists. Follow three creative scientists—Christopher W., Clark, Katy Payne, and Bill Evans—as they research why and how animals communicate. Through remarkable photographs and stories about all sorts of animals, this book celebrates the challenges of lab work and fieldwork and the thrill of discovery.

About the Author

April Pulley Sayre is a writer, video producer, and bird watcher with a special interest in "overlooked, sometimes maligned creatures," including bats, insects, and lemurs. She and her husband live in South Bend, Indiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618585465
Subtitle:
Studying the Calls and Songs of Whales, Elephants, and Birds
Author:
Sayre, April Pulley
Author:
Pulley Sayre, April
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Animal sounds
Subject:
Bioacoustics
Subject:
Science & Nature - Zoology
Subject:
Science & Nature - Biology
Subject:
Childrens Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 3 to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 0.78 lb
Age Level:
08-10

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Product details 64 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618585465 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Examines the work of several bioacousticians, scientists who study the sounds made by living creatures, discussing the results and importance of their research.
"Synopsis" by ,
Can whales communicate across miles of vast ocean? Can elephants talk to one another with sounds we can not hear? Can birdsand#8217; calls help us count them in the sky? These are the kinds of questions that drive the work of acoustic biologists.

In Secrets of Sound, author April Pulley Sayre introduces us to three creative scientistsand#8212;Christopher W. Clark, Katy Payne, and Bill Evansand#8212;who have dedicated themselves to researching how and why animals communicate. Sayre explores how new technologies and secret military information recently released are helping these scientists make exciting discoveries. Such work raises as many questions as it answers, and for the scientists (and readers) thatand#8217;s half the fun.

This book celebrates the challenges of lab and fieldwork and the thrill of discovery. It not only explores the world of animal communication but also highlights the critical role scientific research can play in preserving endangered animals.

"Synopsis" by , Can whales communicate across miles of vast ocean? Can elephants talk to one another with sounds we cannot hear? These are the kinds of questions that drive the work of acoustic biologists. Follow three creative scientists—Christopher W., Clark, Katy Payne, and Bill Evans—as they research why and how animals communicate. Through remarkable photographs and stories about all sorts of animals, this book celebrates the challenges of lab work and fieldwork and the thrill of discovery.
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