How do cats purr? How does a homing pigeon find its way home? Why do baby alligators need cavities? These are just a few of the questions that scientists tackle in this book of Science in Action. The twelve explorations cover some of kids' favorite animals. The creatures--some lovable, some creepy, and all amazing--are the reader's gateway into the world of real science. And the reader will discover that science is much more than a collection of facts--it offers adventures in 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 book.
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Dr. Jack Myers (deceased) delighted kids each month with his articles in Highlights for Children. He lived in Austin, Texas.
John Rice is a wildlife artist and illustrator of On the Trail of the Komodo Dragon. He lives in New York City.
Grade 4-7-These articles originally published in a monthly column in Highlights for Children spotlight significant scientific finds and tell the story of how they came about. They cover a wide range of topics from "magnetic bacteria" to eye tests for falcons and the possible cause of mammoth extinction. As these explorations date between the mid-1970s and the late 1990s, Myers has updated and revised the information when necessary. Colorful illustrations, some cartoons and others realistic, and diagrams accompany the conversational text. The format is attractive, and the cover is eye-catching. While a source bibliography is included, this compilation is not for serious researchers, but is fast food for scientific browsers.
Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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Book Description Boyds Mills Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. John Rice (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1590782801