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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.
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-- 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.
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Book Description Boyds Mills Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1563977613
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-1563977613