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On the trail of the Komodo dragon : and other explorations of science in action : scientists probe 11 animal mysteries

Author: Jack Myers; John Rice
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Intriguing questions about animals answered by scientists in these eleven explorations taken from the award-winning column in "Highlights for Children" magazine.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Miscellanea
Children's nonfiction
Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Myers; John Rice
ISBN: 1563977613 9781563977619
OCLC Number: 40759155
Notes: Explorations originally appeared in Highlights for children.
Description: 63 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Have you ever seen a sleeping horse? --
Kitty cats and skydivers --
Flashing fireflies --
Talking chimpanzees --
Why do snakes flick their tongues? --
On the trail of the Komodo dragon --
How to fuel a hummingbird --
Nature's running machine --
Cheetahs are fastest --
How the giraffe does it --
Gigantothermic puzzle.
Responsibility: Jack Myers ; illustrated by John Rice.
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