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"What’s as loud as a jackhammer—but we can’t hear it? The answer is: a baby mouse! Rats, mice, hamsters and other small rodents love to chatter among themselves. Most of their sounds are so high-pitched—70,000 to 140,000 Hertz—that human ears can’t hear them. If a baby mouse is frightened, it can squeak very loudly. We can’t hear the baby’s 100 decibel fussing, but its mother certainly can." This is just one of the many Amazing Facts you’ll find sprinkled throughout Looking at Senses. Have you ever wondered why people become scientists? Well, the answer is really pretty simple: science is lots of fun! And science is especially exciting when you have David Suzuki as your guide. In his friendly, funny, and always informative Looking At books, he shows you why science is a lot more than a collection of facts. You’ll find out why doing science is like being a private eye hunting down clues in an effort to solve some of nature’s biggest riddles. Throughout the pages of the Looking At books, David Suzuki reveals the answers to such mysteries as how we feel things, how clouds grow, what stars are made of, where ocean waves come from, and hundreds of other fascinating facts. He even shows you how to make some of the tools that scientists use and how to conduct some of the experiments that they perform. With things you can find around the house,you’ll make a stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat; use a homemade hydrometer that measures the amount of moisture in the air; and make a map of your tongue showing which parts are sensitive to sweet and which to bitter. Packed with amazing facts, exciting and safe projects and experiments that you can perform at home, and many illustrations, the Looking At books are a great way for kids and their parents to participate in the science adventure.About the Author:
DAVID SUZUKI, a professor of genetics at the University of British Columbia, is the host of the award-winning television series, "The Nature of Things." He is also the author of several other books. BARBARA HEHNER is a writer and editor who has worked with David Suzuki on all the Looking At books. She has edited over 50 other children’s books.
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Book Description Wiley, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX047154048X