The Secret Language: Pheromones in the Animal World (Discovery!)

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Examines how some animals communicate through the chemicals known as pheromones.

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Grade 5-7-- Pheromones are chemical substances which a wide variety of animals give off to communicate with their own species. Johnson first tells young readers of the many different kinds of pheromones, as diverse as those which enable a fawn to find his mother among female deer and those which allow tiny aphids to warn each other about a deadly predator. The latter part of the book deals only with the highly sophisticated pheromones of the honeybee. Although Johnson concludes with sound reasons for the scientific study of pheromones, she offers very little as to how scientists actually discover and identify such pheromones. The straightforward, well-rounded but unexciting text is enhanced by the book's many excellent photographs and drawings; the pronouncing glossary and index are adequate. While not as simply written as Francine Jacobs' A Secret Language of Animals (Morrow, 1976; o.p.) nor as well arranged and interesting as Anabel Dean's How Animals Communicate (Messner, 1977; o.p.), this book may be needed by newer collections without access to these older titles. Although not a must purchase, this book will be enjoyed by young biology enthusiasts, and they may even get a few science project ideas. --Amy Adler, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Ohio
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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