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How Dogs Came From Wolves: and Other Explorations of Science in Action. (Books for children: nonfiction).

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HOW DOGS CAME FROM WOLVES: And Other Explorations of Science in Action. Il. by John Rice. ISBN 1-56397-411-8. Honesdale, PA: Caroline House/Boyds Mills Press, 2001. 64 pp. $17.95. This is an ideal book for any young reader interested in the fascinating ways that animals communicate, migrate, use their senses, and manage to thrive under the severest environmental conditions. Did you know that sternopygus, the "electric fish," has an "electric language," or that elephants might communicate using "infrasound"? The author examines elephants, dogs, fish, whales, puffins, and other animals, offering straightforward explanations about their habitats and habits. The book's illustrations are a treat--some illustrations are humorous and others are informative. This is an inspiring book for young learners who are curious about the lives of animals. Ages 9-13. Reviewed by Elizabeth S. Elias, Northwestern Lehigh High School, New Tripoli, PA
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Author:Elias, Elizabeth S.
Publication:Childhood Education
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Date:Mar 22, 2002
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