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Sea Lions in the Navy


Series
America’s Animal Soldiers

by
Meish Goldish

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Bearport
Imprint
Bearport
ISBN
9781617724503
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Who knew that sea lions could be trained to help protect American sailors and ships from sea mines and other dangers? Using simple sentences and short paragraphs, the text in this exciting volume relays why sea lions are suited to aid the navy. Besides finding sea mines, they can help recover lost objects, and even capture enemies by snapping cuffs on swimming humans’ legs. The color photos show the animals and their handlers, in action, and text boxes shaped like military dog-tags deliver intriguing facts. A “More About California Sea Lions” page, glossary, bibliography, further reading list, Web site link, and an index conclude.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

24

Trim Size

8" x 10"

Dewey

599

AR

5.5: points 0.5

Lexile

950L

Scholastic Reading Counts

3

JLG Release

Dec 2012

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review

After grabbing readers’ attention with an exciting account of a featured animal’s heroism, Goldish sustains interest with crisp presentations of the work of marine mammals, dogs, and pack animals in the military. From canines that sniff out explosives to sea lions that attach clamps to underwater mines, the animals work with human partners to keep military personnel safe. Each volume provides historical examples and discusses current training programs, deployment, and animal care, as well as future possibilities such as robotic substitutes. Fascinating photos of animals at work, e.g., a dog wearing a night vision camera attached to a bulletproof vest, enhance the accounts. The websites provided through the publisher’s link at the end of each volume might be more useful to teachers than to students.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review

After grabbing readers’ attention with an exciting account of a featured animal’s heroism, Goldish sustains interest with crisp presentations of the work of marine mammals, dogs, and pack animals in the military. From canines that sniff out explosives to sea lions that attach clamps to underwater mines, the animals work with human partners to keep military personnel safe. Each volume provides historical examples and discusses current training programs, deployment, and animal care, as well as future possibilities such as robotic substitutes. Fascinating photos of animals at work, e.g., a dog wearing a night vision camera attached to a bulletproof vest, enhance the accounts. The websites provided through the publisher’s link at the end of each volume might be more useful to teachers than to students.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
For Grades 3-5

These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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