On the Trail of the Komodo Dragon: And Other Explorations of Science in Action (Scientists Probe 11 Animal Mysteries)

4 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781563977619: On the Trail of the Komodo Dragon: And Other Explorations of Science in Action (Scientists Probe 11 Animal Mysteries)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Can chimpanzees learn our language? Do horses really sleep standing up? How does a cat survive a fall from a window on the sixth floor?What does a ten-foot-long lizard eat? These are just a few of the questions that scientists tackle in this book of Science in Action. The eleven explorations cover some of the kids' favorite animals: horses, snakes, dolphins, Komodo dragons, cats, chimpanzees, turtles, hummingbirds, and fireflies. These creatures--some lovable, some creepy, and all amazing--are the reader's gateway into the world of real science. And the reader will soon discover that science is much more than a collection of facts--it offers adventures of discovery. The reader comes along as scientists learn surprising new things . . . and as they end up with new and fascinating questions. Many full-color illustrations help draw young scientists into this stimulating read.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

DISCOVER
-- How the deadly Komodo dragon lives.
-- Why the cheetah is called "the fastest runner".
-- How cats survive falls from high places.
-- Why snakes flick their tongues.
-- How fireflies light up the night.
-- Whether chimpanzees can learn human language.
-- How horses really sleep (not standing up!).

... and more!

About the Author:

Dr. Jack Myers (deceased) delighted kids each month with his articles in Highlights for Children. He was Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

John Rice is a wildlife artist whose works have appeared in many publications. He lives and works in New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781590782798: On the Trail of the Komodo Dragon (Scientists Probe 11 Animal Mysteries)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1590782798 ISBN 13: 9781590782798
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press, 2004
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Jack Myers Ph.D., John Rice (Illustrator)
Published by Boyds Mills Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 1563977613 ISBN 13: 9781563977619
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Boyds Mills Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1563977613

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Myers Ph.D., Jack
ISBN 10: 1563977613 ISBN 13: 9781563977619
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-1563977613

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 106.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds