Format:
Book
Author:
Goldsmith, Connie, 1945- author.
Title:
Animals go to war : from dogs to dolphins / Connie Goldsmith.
Publisher, Date:
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
Description:
136 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary:
"In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs search for explosive devices and other weapons and are trained to take down enemy combatants. In earlier centuries, military fighters rode horses into battle, relied on elephants to haul supplies, and trained pigeons to carry messages. Even cats, goats, and chickens have served in wartime--as mascots! Learn about the history of animals in warfare, the functions they serve and how they are trained, as well as the psychology that makes animals such good partners in warfare."--Publisher's description.
Target Audience Note:
13-18.
Subjects:
Animals -- War use -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- War use -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-127) and index.
Contents:
Comrades in War -- Elephants -- Horses -- Beasts of Burden -- Pigeons and Other Feathered Heroes -- Dogs -- Lucky Charms and Atomic Pigs -- Animals go to War in the Twenty-First Century.
LCCN:
2017060318
ISBN:
9781512498042 (lb : alk. paper)
1512498041 (lb : alk. paper)
Other Number:
1019839705
System Availability:
2
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
3667611
Call Number:
355.4/24
Course Reserves:
0
# System items in:
2