In Sniffer Dogs you will meet many dogs and their handlers and learn all about their jobs. Some of these dogs are raised from birth to detect blood sugar levels in their owners. Others are rescued from animal shelters and their boisterous personalities help make them excellent Sniffer Dogs. Featuring a balance between science and social science, Sniffer Dogs will appeal to dog lovers and science lovers alike. Anyone who has ever spent time with a dog knows that dogs love sniffing! They sniff out hidden food, dirty socks, and the visitor who comes to the door. But some dogs work with police officers, soldiers, and even scientists, to put their "sniffers" to work. Sniffer Dogs make use of the amazing biology behind their noses to protect people from bombs, catch criminals smuggling drugs, or help researchers locate a hard to find snail in a forest.!
A dog's nose is so sensitive that if a human could see as well as a dog could smell, we would be able to see four miles away. Is it any wonder then that dogs can be trained to find missing people in piles of rubble or a certain flower blooming amongst hundreds or thousands of other smells? The Wall Street Journal writes” This fascinating account will leave young readers feeling wonder and gratitude for the gifts of the canine set.”
Nancy F. Castaldo is a former environmental educator and author of many notable nature books for children, including Deserts, Oceans, Rainforests, Rainy Day Play, River Wild, and Sunny Days and Starry Nights. “Research and writing,” says Castaldo, “go hand-in-hand! I love writing books for children that get them thinking about the world around them.”
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