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Animals Go to War: From Dogs to Dolphins

136p. bibliog. further reading. glossary. index. notes. photos. websites. Twenty-First Century. Nov. 2018. lib. ed. $37.32. ISBN 9781512498042.
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Gr 4–7—An introduction on the concept of military working animals—beyond bomb-sniffing dogs. Marine mammals that detect underwater mines and lost equipment, carrier pigeons that deliver messages across long distances, elephants that haul supplies, and many other interesting creatures are highlighted. The text is well written and informative. It is clear that Goldsmith did her research on each of her topics. Chapters aren't too lengthy and will keep readers engaged. The content is well organized, and each chapter flows together in a logical way.
VERDICT Purchase for collections where readers are interested in alternative parts of the military.

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