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Animals Go To War: From Dogs to Dolphins

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Published: July 2019
For Ages: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary
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Published By: Lerner Publishing
Published: 01-Jul-2019
Format: Hardback, 136 pages, 235x160mm
ISBN: 9781512498042
Stock Code: 2498042
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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.

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