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Author Goldsmith, Connie, 1945- author.
Title Animals go to war : from dogs to dolphins / Connie Goldsmith.
Pub Info Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
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 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 355.524 GOL     AVAILABLE
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Descript 136 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Bibliog. 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.
Audience 13-18.
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.
Subject Animals -- War use -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- War use -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- War use.
Related To Online version: Goldsmith, Connie, 1945- author. Animals go to war Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, 2019 9781541524804 (DLC) 2018000584
ISBN 9781512498042 (lb : alk. paper)
1512498041
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