Synopses & Reviews
Anyone who has ever spent time with a dog knows that dogs love sniffing! They sniff out hidden food, dirty socks, and the visitor who comes to the door.and#160; But some dogs work with police officers, soldiers and even scientists to put their "sniffers" to work.and#160; Sniffer dogs make use of the amazing biology behind their noses to protect people from bombs, catch criminals smuggling drugs, or help researchers locate a hard to find snail in a forest.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; A dog's nose is so sensitive that if a human could see as well as a dog could smell, we would be able to see the small letters on an eye chart from four (four!) miles away.and#160; Is it any wonder then that dogs can be trained to find missing people in piles of rubble or a certain flower blooming amongst hundreds or thousands of other smells?and#160;
Inand#160;Sniffer Dogsand#160;you will meet many dogs and their handlers and learn all about their jobs. Some of these dogs are raised from birth to detect blood sugar levels in their owners.and#160; Others are rescued from animal shelters and their boisterous personalities help make them excellent sniffer dogs. Featuring a balance between science and social science, Sniffer Dogs will appeal to dog lovers and science lovers alike.and#160;
* andquot;An exemplary presentation of information in a lively, engaging wayandmdash;readers will be left feeling awe for their canine companions and enthusiasm for their abilities.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus, starred review
andquot;Superb coverage of the canine contribution to rescue and safety in both text and illustration.andquot;
andquot;A well-organized, thoughtfully written title that celebrates the achievements of these great dogs.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;This fascinating account will leave young readers feeling wonder and gratitude for the gifts of the canine set.andquot;
andmdash;The Wall Street Journal
andquot;The adventurous element of search and rescue and military duty adds an edge to draw readers unenticed by (or unwilling to be caught with) mere cute puppies.andquot;
Readers will discover how detection dogs are able to use theirand#160;noses to find everything from people, both alive and dead, to explosives to . . . whale poop. These working dogs work to please, work to play, and work for love. Nonfiction for agesand#160;10 to 14.
In the newest addition to the ever-popular and authoritative nonfiction Scientists in the Field series, the team behindThe Frog Scientist take you on a research trip toand#160;New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean to follow crows in aviaries and in the wild while answering many thought-provoking questions like: andquot;Can a crow outsmart a scientist?andquot; Remarkably engaging narrative nonfiction coupled with beautiful photographs, this is a tripand#160;you wonand#39;t regret booking!
About the Author
Pamela S. Turner has a masterandrsquo;s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a special interest in microbiology and epidemiology. Her articles for children and adults have appeared in numerous scientific publications.andnbsp;Her books includeandnbsp;Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog, Gorilla Doctors,andnbsp;The Frog Scientist, Dolphins of Shark Bay, and Project Seahorse.andnbsp;She lives in California.